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From Boston to Singapore – A New Director for the Asian Civilisations Museum

BOSTON, MA.- The National Heritage Board (NHB) of Singapore welcomes Dr Alan Chong as the new Director of the Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM), one of the five national museums of Singapore. The announcement concludes an intensive 12-month worldwide search since news of the retirement of Dr Kenson Kwok, the museum’s former Director, was announced in 2008. Currently the William and Lia Poorvu curator at the renowned Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, Dr Alan Chong succeeds Dr Kenson Kwok who served as Director of the ACM from 1994 to 2009. Says Mrs Lee Suet Fern, Chair of the ACM Board, who led the search committee for the new Director: “The search was intensive and truly international in scope. We believe that we have found an ideal leader in Alan Chong. I know that he will bring the ACM and Peranakan Museum towards a new future of innovation and growth. The entire ACM Board joins me in welcoming Alan to the museum