Visit by the Library Association of Singapore

With the lifting of Covid-19 restrictions, ISEAS Library was happy to welcome a flurry of visits, allowing us to reconnect with our overseas and local partners.

On 17 June 2022 we were delighted to welcome members of the Library Association of Singapore (LAS), for a sharing session and tour of the Library. The group was made up of fellow library and information professionals from universities, educational and research institutions.

We started with an overview of the Library’s history, collection, and services. Did you know that one of our early homes was the garage of a converted bungalow?

The tour of the Library included the Yusof Ishak in Pictures and Archaeology Unit galleries. It also featured some highlights of our rich collection such as Thai cremation volumes, wartime maps from the Longhurst map collection, David Marshall’s letters from his visit to China in 1956 and a Burmese accordion manuscript of a Buddhist sutra.

Selected Thai cremation volumes being highlighted.
Our collection includes photograph slides from our researchers’ anthropological research predominantly in the 1960s-1980s.
An accordion manuscript in Shan script

We were very glad to welcome our LAS friends, and we’re looking forward to welcoming more visitors in the near future!

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