The Dig: 100 Days of the Empress Place Archaeology Rescue Excavation

Opening of photography exhibition “The Dig: 100 Days of the Empress Place Rescue Archaeology Excavation” at the Asian Civilisations Museum.

Saturday, 30 April 2016 –  From January to April 2015, NSC’s Archaeology Unit (AU) conducted the largest archaeological excavation in Singapore.

The dig uncovered some 3.5 tonnes of artefacts from the area just next to the Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM).

This exhibition of 30 photographs and commentaries captures over 100 days of excavation.

Dr Terence Chong, Head of NSC, making the opening remarks at the exhibition (Source: ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute)

This exhibition is part of the 2016 Singapore Heritage Festival and features the images captured by our photographers of the marathon excavation at Empress Place we undertook last year.

The heritage community viewing the photographs. (Source: ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute)

Mr Lim Chen Sian, ISEAS Associate Fellow, explains the significance of the Empress Place excavation. (Source: ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute)

Dr Michael Flecker, ISEAS Associate Fellow, leading an impromptu tour of the Belitung wreck artefacts at the ACM. (Source: ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute)

Group photo of the NSC AU archaeologists and volunteers who contributed to the Empress Place excavation. (Source: ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute)

Do come down to the ACM for an appreciation of the work we do at AU. The exhibition will be on until 15 May.

Venue: Asian Civilisations Museum
Opening: 30 April 2016.
Exhibition: 29 April to 15 May