What is Dambaul?

Dambaul (meaning “Rooftop”) is an arts resource home - a reading room, an art archive, and a space for the sharing of knowledge - for curious and passionate minds. It was founded in 2019 in response to the needs of the local arts community. We are actively building our collection of international art and culture-related books, with a focus on Southeast Asia. Donations are welcome.

While we grow our collection by new donations, the core of the collection will be based on around 100 permanent donations from the former SA SA BASSAC Reading Room, and a loan of over 500 books from the personal collection of Erin Gleeson. Our collection also boasts over 250 books generously donated by the National Gallery Singapore Resource Centre in 2019.