Home of SE Asian art, old and new

National Gallery Singapore eyes a leading role in the study and showcase of South-east Asia's artistic legacy, writes RACHEL LOI

WHEN the National Gallery Singapore opens next year, it will be a game changer - it will be the first institution to champion both the modern and contemporary visual art traditions of South-east Asia.

Not only will it have two permanent galleries - one dedicated to Singapore art history and the other to South-east Asian art - it will have a special-exhibition gallery for potential collaborations with top modern museums such as the Centre Pompidou in Paris and the Museum of Modern Art in New York,...

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