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The case of Singapore: interview with Peggy Levitt

Peggy Levitt, from Wellesley College and Harvard University, explains how Singapore’s cultural institutions reflect the city’s diverse identities.

Peggy Levitt, from Wellesley College and Harvard University, explains how Singapore’s cultural institutions reflect the city’s diverse identities.

She recalls that Singapore’s cultural strategy was initially designed to make the city more attractive, but also to glorify the multicultural heritage of Singaporean society. She shows the place that each major Singaporean ethnic community is given in museums’ narratives. She argues that each major Singaporean ethnic group has a place in the city-state’s museum narratives.

Do you think the Singaporean model of multicultural heritage policy could be replicated elsewhere?

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