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George Thura-Raja-Singam James

museum curator

George Thura-Raja-Singam James, museum curator. Recipient commendation for service to Allied cause World World War II, 1947; British Council scholar for study in United Kingdom, 1948-1949; Carnegie travel award for tour United States museum, 1949; recipient Italian Academy award, 1984. Served with local defense forces, 1939-1945.; Fellow Royal Society Health (life), Museum Association (life), Royal Society Arts (life) Anglican Welfare Council.

Background

James, George Thura-Raja-Singam was born on April 3, 1912 in Kendong, Negri Sembilan, West Malaysia. Son of Visuvanathar Sathalingam and Hannah Ponnammah (Christian) James.

Education

Royal Society of Health certified for Public Health Inspectors in Malaysia, 1936. Diploma for curators Museum Association, London, 1949. Intern certified Cleveland Museum, 1949.

Career

Assistant supervisor Rural Health, Singapore, 1936. Assistant, Public Health Museum, Medical College, Singapore, 1937-1942. Assistant, Public Health Museum, Medical Faculty, Singapore, 1945-1954.

Senior public health inspector, training and health education Ministry of Health, Singapore, 1955-1967, retired, 1967. Honorary curator National University Social Medicine and Public Health Museum, Singapore, since 1967. Admiralty health inspector, Nicobar, 1941.

Works

  • Author: The Design for a National Museum of Health, 1979.

Membership

Served with local defense forces, 1939-1945. Fellow Royal Society Health (life), Museum Association (life), Royal Society Arts (life) Anglican Welfare Council.

Connections

Married Manonmani May Vadivelu, September 3, 1955. Children– Perinpanayagam, Inparani, Inparajah.

father:
Visuvanathar Sathalingam James

mother:
Hannah Ponnammah (Christian) James

spouse:
Manonmani May Vadivelu

children:
Perinpanayagam James

Inparani James

Inparajah James