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Exhibition (de)Tour with John Ascher, Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Science, National University of Singapore (United States/Singapore)

Male Euceradalmatica, Antalya, Turkey, 2009. Photo by John S. Ascher.

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Exhibition (de)Tour with John Ascher, Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Science, National University of Singapore (United States/Singapore)
02 Mar 2016 - 02 Mar 2016  7.30 – 9.00pm

Ascher will explore the mysterious world of bees, from cloak-and-dagger cuckoos, night raptors, and origami masons, to flesh-eating vultures. This talk will introduce a spectacular range of unfamiliar morphologies and behaviours as well as bee pollinators and explain how discoveries from research expeditions reveal their secrets. Specimens of many of these incredible bees will be available for viewing.

This Exhibition (de)Tour is part of the Education and Public Programme of Joan Jonas: They Come to Us without a Word.

John Ascher is an assistant professor at the Department of Biological Sciences of the National University of Singapore whose research focuses on the taxonomy, distribution, ecology, and conservation of bees and wasps. He is also a Research Associate of the Lee Kong Chian Museum of Biodiversity Research and of the American Museum of Natural History. He received his Ph.D. in Entomology from Cornell University in 2004. In 2005, he initiated digitisation of label data for bee specimens using web-based software, a project later expanded to include more than ten collections.

NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore (NTU CCA Singapore)
Exhibitions: Block 43 Malan Road, Gillman Barracks, Singapore 109443. Research Centre and Office: Block 6 Lock Road, #01-09/10, Gillman Barracks, Singapore 108934

Exhibition Hours
Tue - Sun: 12.00 - 7.00pm
Fri: 12.00 - 9.00pm
Mon: Closed
Open on Public Holidays
Free Admission

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