Mahjong set

Faith Beauty Love Hope

Asian Civilisations Museum – From now till Feb 28

It’s been a difficult year for Kennie Ting, director of the Asian Civilisations Museum. Not only did he have to lead the top-tier institution through the Covid-19 pandemic, he also had to deal with a personal health crisis. In October, his doctor found that a main artery to his heart was blocked, forcing him to undergo a stent procedure a month later. But soon after the operation, he was back on his feet to open the museum’s newest show Faith Beauty Love Hope – Our Stories, Your ACM.

Mr Ting, 42, says: “We wanted a show that acknowledges the fact that each and every one of us has gone through many personal challenges in 2020. We called this show Faith Beauty Love Hope because they are some of the things that keep us going and give us solace through these tough times.”

This article was originally published in The Business Times.

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