Monday, April 7, 2014

Series of MV talks on Saturday afternoon...

Yesterday, I attended a talk for museum guides organised by the MV Group's Museum Continuing Education Committee.

I gotta give it to the team. They really do a good job in coming up with talks/sessions that add more knowledge to what docents learned during the training session.

There were three topics yesterday: 1.) Chitty Peranakans; 2.) Parsis in Singapore and 3.) a fellow MV's trip to Iran. The last topic was related to the talk about Parsis and Zoroastrianism.

It was a very informative talk. The speakers were all very knowledgeable and had a lot of information to share.

Prior to the talk, I managed to squeeze in some time to check out the ongoing Secrets of the Fallen Pagoda exhibit.

The collection was not that big so I was able to go through the exhibit rather fast.

The exhibit features relics and artefacts found from the Famen Temple in present day Xi'an, China. Famen Si is one of the most revered Buddhist sites in China.

According to the exhibit gallery guide:"A finger bone relic of the Buddha and magnificent Tang dynasty objects of gold, silver, ceramics, and glass were sealed within an underground crypt there. For more than 1000 years, these treasures were forgotten until their chance discovery in 1987."

Interesting Saturday it was.

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