Collection

The IHC collection aims to feature the origins, growth and contributions of the Indian community in Singapore from the 19th century to the present. It seeks to situate the historical and cultural interactions between Southeast Asia and South Asia, and to highlight Singapore’s links with the global Indian diaspora and the Indian subcontinent. The collection ranges from the classical—establishing the long history of Indian presence in the region—to the modern, voicing experiences of settlement and war to create a dialogue between the past and present. It includes objects representative of the cultural heritage of the Indian and South Asian communities, and the IHC has commissioned contemporary artworks by Indian artists from Singapore and the region. Other additions include archival photographs and documents which are important allegorical symbols of events and experiences pertinent to the Singapore Indian story.

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