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Explore the NUS Baba House

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Sign up for this opportunity to explore the NUS Baba House! On Saturday, 18 November we are throwing open our doors for visitors who are keen to discover the house on their own at any of the four entry times. After a short introduction to the house, you will be welcome to explore the rooms at your own pace.


157 Neil Road was once the ancestral home of the Wee family who descended from shipping merchant Wee Bin. It was restored and opened in 2008 as the NUS Baba House, a heritage project which supports the study of architectural conservation, urban and social histories and cultural hybridity.


Today, pieces of furniture as well as portraits and household objects are displayed in a historical context, to suggest ways the material culture of the Straits Chinese may be read in relation to ethnicity, beliefs and the colonial setting.


The third level was added to the building around 1910 and was previously a bedroom but has been adapted as a gallery for exhibitions and projects. Accumulated studies and findings are brought together under the current project Preserve/Conserve/Restore: Studies at 157 Neil Road which invites participation from researchers, practitioners and artists with an interest in architectural conservation and urban history.


Limited to 25 pax per time slot and suitable for adults and children aged 12 and above, advanced booking is required.


The full-colour illustrated guide to the art, architecture, conservation and history of the house will also be available for sale at a special price of SGD $28.00. To reserve a copy, drop us a message or email to babahouse@nus.edu.sg.


Please note that this event allows you to explore the NUS Baba House at your own pace. If you are interested in a guided tour by a docent, please sign up for one of our heritage tours. More information on the guided tour timings are available at http://babahouse.nus.edu.sg/visit/plan-your-visit.


Sat Nov 18, 2017
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM SGT
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Venue
NUS Baba House
Tickets
Sat, 18 Nov : 1.30pm FULL
Sat, 18 Nov : 2.15pm FULL
Sat, 18 Nov : 3.15pm FULL
Sat, 18 Nov : 4.00pm FULL
Venue Address
157 Neil Road, Singapore 088883 Singapore
Directions
Nearest MRT Station: Outram Park (Exit G). Parking facilities available at Everton Road Multi Storey Carpark and Singapore Heart Centre.
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NUS Baba House
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