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    POSTPONED: University of Nottingham ‘Knowledge is GREAT’ Singapore Lecture


    The University of Nottingham ‘Knowledge is GREAT’ Singapore Lecture – “From Sovereigns to Selfies: Why Portraits Matter” takes place on Wednesday 22 February at National Gallery Singapore.

    The University of Nottingham, in collaboration with Asia House, the British High Commission Singapore and the British Council, will be visiting Singapore to host a very special lecture by Professor Shearer West, President and Vice-Chancellor, University of Nottingham and Trustee of the National Portrait Gallery, London.

    Organised as part of the Knowledge is GREAT Singapore Lecture Series, the evening will be introduced by Ms Kara Owen CVO, British High Commissioner to Singapore.

    Professor West will then deliver an informal lecture on her area of academic expertise: the history of portraiture. From Rembrandt to Van Gogh to Cindy Sherman, this history can illuminate the role that portraits play in our lives today. The wide-ranging public lecture will focus on everything from the rage for selfies, to photographs of political leaders around the world.

    Title:                                    From Sovereigns to Selfies: Why Portraits Matter

    Location:                            National Gallery Singapore, 1 St Andrew’s Rd, 178957

    Time and Date:                Saturday 22 February 2020, 6.30 to 9.00pm

    The evening will be hosted by the National Gallery of Singapore and will include a networking reception catered by Violet Oon. University of Nottingham senior alumni, university partners and leaders from the business, government and cultural sectors from Singapore and across ASEAN will be in attendance.

    If you would like to attend, please RSVP online by Wednesday 19 February 2020. Or for more information, contact:

    • Event Details
    • Date
      22 February 2020
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    • Saint Andrew's Road
      National Gallery Singapore