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11 May 2012 - 13 Jun 2012

[Exhibition] Asia-EU Shared Heritage, Singapore

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“Shared Heritage: As We See It” is an exhibition on ideas, stories, and images relating to cultural heritage. Borne out of a programme that comprised young participants from both Asia and Europe, the theme of cultural heritage is explored and presented through visuals, interspersed with textual elements drawn from their discussions on the theme.
In presenting on the theme of cultural heritage, we encounter its varying elements through ideas, stories, images, and the sensorial, invented in unique ways across the multi-varied cultural and historical landscapes. The result is an exhibition that invites the viewer to engage with shared heritage as seen by the participants themselves. Forty-one (41) students and young professionals from 31 countries of the Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) worked together on this showcase of photographs and videos as their main output for the 17th ASEF University (AU17) in Penang, Malaysia (July 2011). The exhibition focuses on the perspectives of AU17 participants on “Cultural Heritage” and is a direct response to the priorities identified by ASEM Ministers during the 4th Culture Ministers Meeting (CMM) in Poznan, Poland (2010), where “The need to foster awareness of common cultural heritage as a part of youth education” was given special emphasis. This exhibition is organised by the Asia-Europe Foundation and NUS Museum, Singapore. Admission is free! Asia EU Shared Heritage