A CENTENNIAL COMMEMORATION AS VOILAH! 2020 OPENING PROGRAMME
Clemenceau is a symbol of resilience for French people as he led the Nation to victory during the First World War. After stepping down as President of Council, he went on a tour of Asia in 1920-21.
The exhibition traces Clemenceau’s visits to Singapore – the anticipation of his arrival, the ceremony accorded to him, the people he met and the places he visited. A focal point of the exhibition is the naming ceremony of Clemenceau Avenue which he attended. Clemenceau also witnessed the laying of the foundation stone of the Cenotaph, commemorating the sacrifice of the WWI by the Allies at the Esplanade. Clemenceau’s well-documented visits captured a slice of Singapore’s social life 100 years ago.
Clemenceau also admired Asian arts and civilisations. The exhibition will feature a small selection of Asian art objects collected by Clemenceau which are now in the collection of Musée Clemenceau, Paris.
TIME: 10AM – 7PM
Last admission to the Platform – 6.30PM
ADMISSION: Free admission
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