MICHAELIAN HERITAGE GALLERY
Samples taken from the book, MICHAELIAN HERITAGE GALLERY
Master Timothy Chee was instrumental in the publication of the book MICHAELIAN HERITAGE GALLERY, detailing the framed pictorial illustrations of the achievements and accolades from the days of La Salle until the establishment of St Michael's.
The framed woodworks were placed at the spacious verandas of the middle floor of the main building.
Sadly, the efforts and labour of love of individuals - Mr Timothy Chee, Mr Wong Chee Weng, Miss Lim Siew Im, Puan Darini Abdullah, Puan Nor'aini Ahmad and fellow students who were commissioned to complete the job, had left no traces to be remembered. The frames had been removed. When and the reasons? Not known.
The effort was accorded a mention when in 1987, during SMI Diamond Jubilee, the pictures of the items were compiled and a book on the wonderful work was published for posterity.
Four main topics were meticulously picked to portray the outstanding individuals who had one way or another contributed to the remarkable works which have left a shining example for us today.
a. La Salle & His World 1680-1980,
b. The Augustans Years 1912-1937.
c. The Patrician Years 1938-1956
d. The Paulian Years 1957-1987
Last week, Principal Mr Phoon Chong Chee met up with Mr Timothy Chee. Yes, plans are in the pipeline to restore the MICHAELIAN HERITAGE GALLERY. Brother Vincent Corkery, I believe, has all the material facts and documentations to assist in the revival of the project.
With these 'reminders' around us, Michaelians would be able to reflect on the past, treasure the present and tread confidently into the future.
Greetings and warmest regards,