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Early Advertising in Singapore (Fashion, Hospitality and Entertainment)
A Librarian’s World
Date: 26 July 2018
Time: 7:00pm – 8:00pm
Venue: Level 5, Possibility Room, National Library Building
A Librarian’s World@PL
Date: 1 Sep 2018
Time: 2:00pm – 3:00pm
Join us as we reconstruct life and lifestyles in Singapore based on print advertisements from the 1830s to 1960s. Come and discover Singapore’s fashion trends across different cultures and eras as well as the early days of our local hospitality, F&B and entertainment industries.
This programme is organised in conjunction with the series A Librarian’s World.
Akshata Patkar is the Assistant Manager (Research) of Content and Services at the National Library. She conducts research into public policy and current affairs and has a keen interest in cultural studies.
Fiona Lim is an Associate Librarian with the National Library’s Singapore and Southeast Asia team. She is interested in the interrogation of places and their histories as a means of engaging with the city. She is both a contributor to and editor of the publication Between the Lines: Print Advertising in Singapore 1830s – 1960s.
Goh Yu Mei is a Librarian at the National Library. She works with the Chinese arts and literary collection and has recently updated the Bibliography of Singapore Chinese Literature. Her research interest lies in the interaction between society and Chinese literature.
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