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Date: Thursday Feb 18, 2016
Time: 07:00 PM - 09:00 PM
Venue: Level 16 - The Pod in National Library Building
Lang: English
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Prominent Speaker Series: In Honour of Dead Friends - The Ethics of Antiquarian Book Collecting
Books are the repositories of ideas and worldviews 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, an associate professor and avid book collector, as he shares his 30-year journey of collecting antiquarian books and maps related to Southeast Asia.

This talk is held in conjunction with From the Stacks: Highlights of the National Library exhibition happening from 30 January to 28 August at the National Library Building.

About the speaker:
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.

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