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A Librarian's World – Tamil and Malay Ads in 20th Century Singapore

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Level 5, Possibility Room, National Library Building, 100 Victoria Street, Singapore 188064

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Ever wondered what librarians do? In this series of monthly talks, find out what makes our librarians tick as they share highlights of their work from the collections of the National Library.

Join librarians Sundari and Nadirah as they share the trends and variety of Tamil and Malay advertisements from the National Library’s collections. From beauty, food and fashion, discover how advertisements from the 20th century offer glimpses into the lifestyles and world views of local communities.

This programme is held in conjunction with the exhibition, Selling Dreams: Early Advertising in Singapore, which runs from 20 July 2018 to February 2019 at Level 10 of the National Library.

About the Librarians
Nadirah Norruddin is an Associate Librarian (Singapore, Southeast Asia and Exhibitions) at the National Library. Her main responsibility is managing and developing the Singapore and Southeast Asia collection. Her research interest is in the customs and traditions of the Malay world.

Sundari Balasubramaniam is a Librarian at the National Library. She has compiled three publications: A Selection of Singapore Tamil Literature, 1872-2009, Annotated Bibliography of Tamil Short Stories and Poetry, 1936-1960 and Literary Criticism of P. Krishnan’s (Puthumaithasan) Works.


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