18 February 2016
The event is over.
In Honour of Dead Friends: The Ethics of Antiquarian Book Collecting
Thursday, 18 Feb 2016, 7:00pm – 9:00pm | Level 16, The Pod
Books are the repositories of ideas and world views of those who have come before us, offering a glimpse into other life-worlds that in turn present us with alternative ways of understanding our world. Book collectors, therefore, play an essential role in preserving our published heritage.
Join Dr Farish A. Noor as he shares his 30-year journey of collecting antiquarian books and maps related to Southeast Asia.
Dr Farish A. Noor is an associate professor at the S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS), Nanyang Technological University. His research covers topics ranging from Southeast Asian history to contemporary politics, material culture, art and antiquities as well as the media. He is a collector of antiquarian books, maps, prints, photos and memorabilia of Southeast Asia since the 1980s, and is a valued donor to the National Library Board of Singapore.