Encounters with the public archives & collective memory: researching the Indian community in Singapore
GOPAL, Nalina (2013) Encounters with the public archives & collective memory: researching the Indian community in Singapore. Paper presented at: IFLA WLIC 2013 - Singapore - Future Libraries: Infinite Possibilities in Session 220 - Genealogy and Local History.
Encounters with the public archives & collective memory: researching the Indian community in SingaporeThe Indian Heritage Centre (IHC), an upcoming heritage institution under the National Heritage Board, has been actively engaged in researching the history of the Indian community in Singapore. Attempting to overcome tangible voids in the published histories of the community, curatorial research has involved the inspection of the Public Archives and several newspaper holdings; intangible accounts on the individual, the domestic, the historical, and the socio-cultural narratives resting in the collective memory of the community have also been collected. The complex weave of the Indian community parallels the complex challenges ahead for the Indian Heritage Centre in preserving/showcasing Singapore’s Indian heritage and its social-history chronicle. This paper brings to light specific curatorial encounters and their outcomes.
|Item Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)|
|Conference details:||IFLA WLIC 2013 - Singapore - Future Libraries: Infinite Possibilities
Session 220 - The infinite possibilities of family history and genealogy in East and South Asian culture - Genealogy and Local History
Track 5: Ideas, innovations, anticipating the new
|Divisions:||Division 2 Library Collections > Genealogy and Local History Section|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Indian community, Singapore settlement|
|Date Deposited:||03 Aug 2013 21:58|
|Last Modified:||08 Aug 2013 21:39|
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