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What is this E-Museum about?

It is a virtual collection of rare objects that piqued the curiosity of visitors to SEACS’s groundbreaking exhibition in 2009. With no permanent physical home, that exhibition is preserved in book form, the Society’s publication “New Light on Old Pottery”.

This electronic museum brings that content to you and to those who have yet to see these magnificent ceramics but are keen to learn from them.

We have started with the ceramics from Mainland Southeast Asia, which itself had taken months of hard work to gather. Over the next few months, we will include material information from the islands of Southeast Asia. Look out also for a whole new section on the exciting field of marine archaeology and shipwrecks in Southeast Asia!

This is our vision of the future, a “museum without walls” — an interactive and immerse experience, enhanced and extended by additional information, photos and links that, in the world before the Internet, you had to look for on your own in libraries and museums — and we are proud to be the only e-museum on Southeast Asia ceramics in existence.

We hope you enjoy your visit!

This website is still under construction. Do you have a comment or want to share your knowledge and collections? Email us at ceramic@seaceramic.org.sg.

 

 

This website is supported under the National Heritage Board’s Heritage Industry Incentive Programme (HI2P).

   

 

Founding President's Preface

Our hope for this E-Museum is to continue instilling interest to a growing generation of people who should find that old ceramics and potteries are an intimate and fascinating study...

Foreword by John Miksic

The next step forward in the Society’s endeavour to expand awareness of this blend of unique technology and art is this E-Museum...

 

The E-Museum will make available many more images of Southeast Asian ceramics than can be published in conventional printed form. We hope that as a result, more people will come to appreciate this important facet of Southeast Asian culture.

- John Miksic

Our hope for this E-Museum is to continue instilling interest to a growing generation of people who should find that old ceramics and potteries are an intimate and fascinating study.

- Alvin Chia

Southeast Asian ceramics enlighten us so much about the peoples who traded in them and loved their special brand of beauty; They bring to us a wonderful borderless charm to our region.

- Professor Wang Gungwu