70th anniversary of WW2 – exhibitions launch at NLB

At the “Images of Internment: The Eye and Art of William Haxworth” and “ Four Days in February: Adam Park the Last Battle” exhibitions launch at Level 10 of the National Library.

Both exhibitions are held in commemoration of the 70th Anniversary of the Fall of Singapore. The National Library is presenting “Images of Internment: The Eye and Art of William Haxworth” which features over one hundred artworks by ex-Prisoner-of-War William Haxworth depicting life in the internment camps during World War II in Singapore. The drawings are selected from the collection of the National Archives of Singapore. Artworks by other POWs and local artists will also be featured.

“Four Days in February: Adam Park the Last Battle” is an exhibition organised by the Singapore Heritage Society and National Heritage Board, with support from the National Library of Singapore. It tells the story of Adam Park as the last line of defence before the Fall of Singapore and showcases the research findings and artefacts uncovered by the Singapore Heritage Society during its archaeological excavation in 2010 and 2011. The two exhibitions are complementary in contents and flows seamlessly in storyline and design. Both exhibitions will take place from 8 February to 24 June 2012.

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