Beyond Hagia Sophia’s Museum by Rachel Choo

20 December 2020

Much has been said concerning Hagia Sophia’s recent reconversion to a mosque. The perceived setback for Christianity notwithstanding, Hagia Sophia’s nature as a site for religious dialogue and cultural exchange is not just dependent on its being a secularist museum showcasing the juxtaposition of monotheistic faiths. Rather, it is intrinsic [...]

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Visit of Dr Elizabeth Lev To Asia

23 December 2019

APAVM had the pleasure of hosting world renowned art historian Dr Elizabeth Lev on a tour of Hong Kong, Manila and Singapore from 20 August to 7 September 2019, where she gave a series of very well received talks on Catholic art. Her talks were at the following venues: Hong [...]

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APAVM Annual Dinner Hong Kong

28 November 2019

The Asian Patrons of the Arts in the Vatican Museums (APAVM) Hong Kong Branch held its Annual Dinner at L’ hotel Island South on 28 November, 2019. We have about 40 patrons & friends attended including the Chairman, Mr Ben Chang and his wife Mrs Kim Chang. During the dinner, [...]

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APAVM Annual Dinner Singapore

24 November 2019

Singapore held its 2019 Annual Dinner on November 24 at the Ballroom of Holiday Inn Singapore Orchard City Centre. Including APAVM Chairman, Mr Ben Chang and his wife Kim, 38 patrons and guests attended the event. Fr. Kevin Lixey, APAVM International Director updated the patrons on the latest project supported [...]

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APAVM Annual Dinner Philippines

21 November 2019

The Asian Patrons of the Arts in the Vatican Museums (APAVM) Philippines Branch held its Annual Patrons’ dinner at the Manila House, Bonifacio Global City last November 21, 2019. The activity saw the attendance of more than 30 Patrons and guests including APAVM Chairman, Mr Ben Chang and his wife [...]

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Heaven, Earth, and Man in Harmony

05 October 2019

An evening with Fr Joseph Tham, Legionaries of Christ Date of Event: 5 Oct 2019 from 6:45pm – 9:45pm Venue: Sacred Heart Hall, Canteen, G/F, Church of St Ignatius, 8 Victoria Park Road, Singapore 266492 Fr. Joseph Tham is born in Hong Kong. He started painting in the Chinese watercolor [...]

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Dinner and Art exhibition at Gajah Gallery

29 May 2019

APAVM event 30 May 2019 Dinner and Art exhibition at Gajah Gallery 39 Keppel Road #03-04 S089065 Mr Jasdeep Sandhu, owner of Gajah Gallery very kindly hosted 32 members and guests of the Singapore branch to a formal Indian dinner at his gallery to view the crushed glass sculptures of [...]

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Beauty Ever Ancient Ever New: Art as an Imperative of Human Existence featuring The Rev Deacon Dr Sherman Kuek OFS

30 March 2019

The Singapore branch of the Asian Patrons of the Arts in the Vatican Museums held its first 2019 event on 31 March: a dinner and talk at Atout restaurant at Dempsey. During dinner, APAVM chairman Mr Ben Chang introduced the work of the Patrons to non-patrons who attended and highlighted [...]

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Tour of the Church of St. Alphonsus on 15 April 2018

14 June 2018

The Church of St. Alphonsus at Thomson Road, popularly known as Novena Church, has touched the lives of many people in Singapore, both Catholic and non-Catholic. The church has been conducting the perpetual novena devotion in honour of Our Mother of Perpetual Help every Saturday since 1949 (with the exception [...]

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CHIJ – The Inside Story

15 October 2017

Twenty six people attended the event “CHIJ – The Inside Story” on 16 October and came away informed and inspired by the work of the Infant Jesus sisters in Singapore. The event began at the Annex building of the Cathedral of the Good Shepherd where Infant Jesus sister Julia Ong [...]

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