Conan Cheong

Assistant Curator, Asian Civilisations Museum, Singapore


Mr Conan Cheong is Assistant Curator for Southeast Asian art at the Asian Civilisations Museum, Singapore. He received an MA in Art History and Archaeology under the Alphawood Scholarships at SOAS, University of London in 2018. His dissertation, which examined the relationship between model, image, and replica in the making of Buddha images in Thailand, was awarded the Frederick Richter Memorial Prize. At the museum, he worked on the permanent galleries for Chinese ceramics and for the Hindu-Buddhist art of South and Southeast Asia, and co-curated Cities and Kings: Ancient Treasures from Myanmar (2017). He is currently the curator for the special exhibition Living with Ink: The Collection of Dr Tan Tsze Chor, set to open November 2019.