The Museum of Enduring Beauty is located at Level
3, of the People's Museum. It was opened in 1996.
- To create awareness of the different viewpoints held by different
cultures and different periods of time on what constitutes 'beauty'.
- To display exhibits to show how different cultures worldwide
The museum exhibits range from very early periods
in human history to the modern era. The pictures and other exhibits
reveal the differing concepts of 'beauty' as practised by different
cultures. Some of the exhibits reveal the pain and agony some people
would have to endure to achieve the concept of beauty as visualised
by their community and culture. Among the different concepts of
beauty exhibited are skin tattooing, stretching lips by the insertion
of round discs, moulding heads into oval shapes and restricting
the growth of feet.