Be in the new this Christmas with the latest museum inspired-今年圣诞节,从新加坡博物馆中寻找最棒最独特的礼物

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What kind of festive shopper are you? Show your friends and family what is uniquely stylish this Christmas with heritage merchandise that stands out from the crowd.

From 1 December till 31 December 2019, MUSEUM LABEL is having an exclusive promotion on selected merchandise, and there’s no better time to bag these swanky items.

Grab specially designed pieces that are inspired by three museum exhibitions, the Asian Civilisations Museum’s(ACM) Living With Ink: The Collection of Dr Tan Tsze Chor and Guo Pei: Chinese Art & Couture, and the National Museum of Singapore’s An Old New World: From the East Indies to the Founding of Singapore, 1600s-1819. Quote “Cheers” before payment to enjoy 10% off your purchase!

According to different tastes and styles, we have selected some products for classification and display. Let’s take a look!

 

For those who have a lot of time on their hands:

1.BLUE-AND-WHITE FLORAL SCROLLS DISH WATCH

Get your special someone the gift of time – one that is classic and stands out from the crowd. This design is inspired by the Blue-and-White Floral Scrolls Dish, a collection of the Asian Civilisations Museum. This large blue-and-white dish is decorated with floral scrolls at the centre and a frieze of eleven different flowers scrolling around the well. The rim has a band of swirling crested waves.

Available only at ACM, MUSEUM LABEL Shop.

Price:$36

 

2.INSECTS & FLOWERS DISH WATCH

Get your special someone the gift of time – one that is classic and stands out from the crowd. This design is inspired by the Insects & Flowers Dish, a collection of the Asian Civilisations Museum. This copper dish is painted in enamels, with a central medallion containing finely rendered insects and flowers surroundedby a pale-blue pattern of interlocking shapes.

Available only at ACM, MUSEUM LABEL Shop.

Price:$36

 

3.APRICOT BLOSSOMS WATCH

Get your special someone the gift of time – one that is classic and stands out from the crowd. This design is inspired by one of Wu Changshuo’s paintings (1844-1927), Apricot Blossoms, a collection of the Asian Civilisations Museum. Wu’s paintings were an extension of his mastery of seal carving and various seal scripts in calligraphy. The apricot tree in bloom in this painting is an auspicious symbol of beauty and fertility. Auspicious subject matter painted in bright colours was popular among merchants in Shanghai in the 19th century. These were easily understood by the public, and the paintings were used as gifts for many occasions. The Apricot Blossoms painting is part of the Living with Ink: The Collection of Dr Tan Tsze Chor* at the Asian Civilisations Museum whichexplores Dr Tan Tsze Chor’s art collection in the 20th century.

Available only at ACM, MUSEUM LABEL Shop.

Price:$36

 

4.BOTTLE DECORATED WITH SEVEN SAGES WATCH

Get your special someone the gift of time – one that is classic and stands out from the crowd. This bottle, a collection of the Asian Civilisations Museum features the Seven Sages in the Bamboo Grove, a traditional motif that represents the ideal lifestyle for the Chinese literati, the scholars and elite of society in Imperial China. The bottle, with a thickened ring around its neck, is modelled after the surahi, an Indian form, then used in 16th-century ceramics made in Iznik, Turkey. The form became popular in the mid-17th century in Jingdezhen, China, a major centre for porcelain production.The bottle is part of the Living with Ink: The Collection of Dr Tan Tsze Chor* at the Asian Civilisations Museum where it explores Dr Tan Tsze Chor’s art collection in the 20th century.

Available only at ACM, MUSEUM LABELShop.

Price:$36

 

For those who love being tote-tally sustainable:

1.AN OLD NEW WORLD TOTEBAG

Tote your way in style this season! It is perfectlysized for every day essential – the tote bag can nicely fit a 15-inch laptop and A4 documents. The latest design of 2019 is developed for An Old New World: From the East Indies to the Founding of Singapore, 1600s-1819**exhibition by the National Museum of Singapore. Explore the 200 years leading up to the establishment of an entrepôt in Singapore in 1819, beginning with the bustling world of trade in the East Indies that attracted the Dutch and British East India Companies from the early 17th century. This exhibition is a telling of that story, and a reflection of the broader forces at play that culminated in the events of 1819.

Available only at National Museum, MUSEUM LABEL Shop.

Price:$20

 

2.HUNDRED ANTIQUITIES MOTIFS ECO BAG

Show that you care for the environment this Christmas! This есо bag is inspired by themotifs of the Blue and White Jar with Cover from the collection of the Asian Civilisations Museum. Auspicious Hundred Antiquities(bogu) motifs, and triple-gourds with floral scrolls signifying fertility decorate this large jar. The body is decorated with scenes of battle andglory likely inspired by woodblock illustrations ofpopular stories of Xue Rengui, a famous Tangdynasty general who served in the reigns ofemperors Taizong (626–49) and Gaozong(649–83).

The jar is part of the Living with Ink: The Collection of Dr Tan Tsze Chor at the Asian Civilisations Museum where it explores Dr Tan Tsze Chor’s art collection in the 20th century.

Available only at ACM, MUSEUM LABEL Shop, arriving only in beginning of December.

Price:$13

 

3.FIGURES IN A LANDSCAPE ECO BAG

Show that you care for the environment this Christmas! This eco bag is inspired by the motifs of the Figures in landscape painting, a collection of the Asian Civilisations Museum. Pu Ru (1896–1963) was a painter and a scholarartist. A member of the imperial family, Pu Ru refined his painting and calligraphy by copying masterpieces in the imperial collection. In this painting, he displays his mastery of textured strokes (cunfa) in recreating the trees, rocks, and boulders of the world of the scholarrecluse.The painting is part of the Living with Ink: The Collection of Dr Tan Tsze Chor* at the Asian Civilisations Museum where it explores Dr Tan Tsze Chor’s art collection in the 20th century.

Available only at ACM, MUSEUM LABEL Shop, stocks arrive only in beginning of December.

Price:$13

 

For those who love to be chic and styled like a couturier:

1.GUO PEI INSPIRED SCARF

Drape, knot, wear, twist – these are just some ways to show off the Guo Pei inspired scarf produced for the Guo Pei: Chinese Art & Couture exhibition by the Asian Civilisations Museum. Elements of the imperial dragon robe from the Kangxi period and the iconic Magnificent gold gown from Guo Pei’s Samsara Collection, coming together in this scarf which will surely up the ante of your Christmas outfit.

Available only at ACM, MUSEUM LABEL Shop.

Price:$98

 

2.GUO PEI TOTEBAG

Tote your way in style this Christmas! It is perfectly sized for every day essential – the tote bag can nicely fit a 15-inch laptop and A4 documents. The latest design is developed for the Guo Pei: Chinese Art & Couture exhibitionby the Asian Civilisations Museum. Re-live the exhibition experience by getting this sustainablebag. Guo Pei is China’s leading couturière – high fashion designer and dressmaker. Elements of the historical appear in Guo Pei’s contemporary designs, sometimes retaining their meanings, sometimes adapted to suit her desires. Every Guo Pei dress tells a story –about legends and fairy tales, imperial culture, nature, even life itself.

Available only at ACM, MUSEUM LABEL Shop.

Price:$30

 

For those who love to par-tea and not throw in the towel:

1.TEA INFUSER

Tea drinking can be fun this Christmas with MUSUEM LABEL’s highly portable tea infuser! This whimsical tea infuser features the Malayan Tapir, one of the 477 paintings from the William Farquhar Collection of Natural History Drawings, which is featured in An Old New World: From the East Indies to the Founding of Singapore, 1600s – 1819** exhibition by the National Museum of Singapore. This extensive collection is one of a kind in the environmental history of the Malay peninsula during the early 1800s. Sure to be a conversation starter, it is a perfect gift idea for your loved one!

Available only at National Museum, MUSEUM LABEL Shop.

Price:$10

 

2.SINGAPORE FROM THE ROCKY POINT TEATOWEL

Love to drink tea? Why not get yourself a tea towel, which depicts Rocky Point. This drawing by John Michael Houghton is probably the earliest surviving drawing of Singapore, depicting the scene of the British East India Company fleet’s first arrival on 28 January 1819. Drawn from the Rocky Point at the river mouth near where the Fullerton Hotel is situated today, this view shows a sizable settlement at the foot of the hill (Fort Canning today), with ships anchored at the harbour.Sure to be a conversation starter, it is a perfect gift idea for your loved one! The towel’s design is inspired by An Old New World: From the East Indies to the Founding of Singapore, 1600s -1819** exhibition by the National Museum of Singapore.

Available only at National Museum, MUSEUM LABEL Shop.

Price:$16

 

3.INDIAE ORIENTALS MAP PLATE

Feeling peckish during tea-time? Get a plate to lay out some sweet treats while you wind down after all the Christmas shopping and visiting. The plate’s design is inspired by a map from An Old New World: From the East Indies to the Founding of Singapore,1600s-1819** exhibition by the National Museum of Singapore. Abraham Ortelius (1527-1598) was a Flemish cartographer whose Theatrum Orbis Terrarum (Theatre of the World) was regarded as the first modern Atlas. In this 1570 map, the Malay Peninsula appears as an elongated extension of mainland Southeast Asia, and Singapore as an appendix, marked Cincapura, with a cluster of islets.

As it was common practice for the time, the map also has illustrations of mermaids and imaginary sea creatures. Sure to be a conversation starter, it is a perfect gift idea for your loved one!

Available only at National Museum, MUSEUM LABEL Shop.

Price:$36

 

Living with Ink: The Collection of Dr Tan Tsze Chor is on from 8 November 2019 to 22 March 2020 at ACM from 10am to 7pm daily and on Fridays from 10am to 9pm.

An Old New World: From the East Indies to the Founding of Singapore, 1600s – 1819 is on from 21 September 2019 to 29 March 2020 at NMS from 10am to 7pm daily.

All designs are proudly designed in Singapore. The above items are available at MUSEUM LABEL shops located at the following museums:

National Museum of Singapore

93 Stamford Road, Singapore 178897

Opening Hours: Mondays to Sundays | 10am to 6.30pm

 

Asian Civilisations Museum

1 Empress Place, Left Lobby, Singapore 179555

Opening Hours: Saturdays to Thursdays | 10am to 7pm• Fridays | 10am to 9pm

If you are interested, you can visit http://www.nhb.gov.sg/support-us/support/shop or click Here.

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