Director of the National Museum of Singapore
Regional expertise: Southeast Asia
Special areas of interest/research: Asian textiles and Buddhist art
Lee Chor-Lin is the Director of the National Museum of Singapore. Until 2003 she was Senior Curator at the Asian Civilisations Museum for the Chinese and Southeast Asian collections. As the Director of the National Museum she undertook the major redevelopment of the then 116-year-old institution. Re-opened in December 2006, the National Museum of Singapore is the oldest, yet currently also the largest and most modern museum in Singapore. Chor Lin was instrumental in the revitalisation of museum culture in Singapore, by creating innovative programmes of spectacular international exhibitions such as the Greek Masterpieces from the Louvre, the Ancient Egyptian exhibition, the current Pompeii exhibition, and of programmes such as the Night Festival.
Lee Chor-Lin, Power Dressing: Textiles for Rulers and Priests from the Chris Hall Collection, Singapore: Asian Civilisations Museum, 2005.
Lee Chor-Lin, >38°C… remembering SARS, Singapore: National Heritage Board, 2004.
Lee Chor-Lin, Batik: Creating an Identity, Singapore: National Museum Singapore, 1991.