SIR STAMFORD RAFFLES’ JAVANESE COLLECTIONS: FROM CIVILISING MISSION TO SELF-PROMOTION – TAASA Review December 2018
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This article was originally found in the December 2018 edition of TAASA Review (Volume 27, Issue 4, Page 18).
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Alexandra Green T homas Stamford Raffles is known for establishing Singapore as a British trading port, his collections and publication, The History of Java (1817), and his role in the creation of London zoo.
Yet, his modest origins in class-conscious Britain belied the impact he was to have politically, socially and culturally. View of the temples Arjuna, Semar, and Nankulo (now Srikandi), G.