Afterhours@ACM: ACM’s 9th-century Tang Shipwreck Treasures On Show in NYC!


ACM’s 9th-century Tang Shipwreck Treasures On Show in NYC!

8 March 2017, 7 to 10 pm

Book now at $98 per person, or at $120 on the day of the event.

ACM is proud to have sent highlights of the 9th-century treasures from the famous Tang Shipwreck to New York City for an exhibition at Asia Society – Secrets of the Sea: A Tang Shipwreck and Early Trade in Asia. For the first time ever, American audiences can view the Chinese ceramics, gold and silver objects, and bronze mirrors recovered in the cargo of this fascinating find.

Special guest, Professor John Miksic, National University of Singapore, will relate the Tang Shipwreck to the tales of Sinbad in the Arabian Nights. The fictional, Middle-Easterner Sinbad sailed in the Singapore region around the same time that the Tang ship sunk off Belitung Island in the Java Sea. Miksic will discuss ports of call and maritime activities in the time of Sinbad – and the Tang Shipwreck.

Commemorate this prestigious occasion with us. Tea is the theme this month – the ship was carrying over 55,000 tea bowls! Enjoy delicious treats of tea-infused Middle-Eastern and Chinese canapés with pairings of crisp rosé wines. A perfect way to beat the Singaporean heat.

Programme for the evening

7 to 7.15 Welcome; first pour

7:15 to 7:30 Talk by Special Guest, Professor John Miksic

7:30 to 8:15 Tang Shipwreck Treasures tours by ACM curators

8:15 to 10.00 French Rosés paired with tea-infused Middle-Eastern & Chinese tasty treats

Tea-infused Middle-Eastern bites

Quail stuffed with cabbage and rice, cinnamon infused tea.
Seafood pastille with hibiscus tea, orange glaze.

Rosé pairing: Chateau Minuty, Côtes de Provence - M de Minuty 2015
Light and bright colours with intense aromas of orange peel and red currant. A smooth finish with acidulous freshness.

Halibut with preserved lemon, mint-tea-infused salsa
Coucous with dried figs, roasted peppers, cucumber feta, Morrocan tea leaves, mint, coriander, orange blossom

Rosé pairing: Domaine Hecht et Banier – Coteaux Languedoc Organic Rosé 2015
A clean and vibrant wine, with upfront notes of lavender, menthol, and bay framing red cherry and berry. The palate is flesh and fruit-forward, with bold flavours of peach and strawberry transitioning to a citrus-zest finish.

Tea-infused Chinese delights

Queen scallops cured in lapsang souchong tea, with marinated seaweed.
Tea-smoked duck & pickled cucumber in steamed buns.
Steamed chicken and chestnut patty, Chinese herbal black-tea-stained quail eggs.

Rosé pairing: Domaine Alain Jaume – “Le Crétacé” Tavel 2014
A complex and elegant wine with ruby colours from crushed strawberries and rose petals.

Roasted oolong soy-ginger seabass, crispy garlic, water spinach.
Jasmine-tea-infused glutinous rice, shiitake and cashews.
Stir-fried river prawns, dragon-well tea leaves, cashews, green onions.

Rosé Champagne pairing: Champagne Delamotte – Rosé Brut NV
A smoky wine, this is a beautiful and elegant saignée rose. Juicy and crisp with elegant structure and refined style.

About by Special Guest, Professor John Miksic
Dr John N. Miksic, Professor, Southeast Asian Studies, NUS, has been in the region since his days as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Malaysia in the late 1960s. Based in Singapore for 30 years, Miksic has published widely and is unmatched in experience and knowledge of archaeology of Southeast Asia, with special expertise in ceramics found in the region. His extensive field work and long career as teacher, mentor, advisor to museums, and public lecturer has greatly enriched our understanding of the past.

For tickets and enquiries, call 6332 7798 or email nhb_acm_prog@nhb.gov.sg

Wed Mar 8, 2017
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM SGT
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