The front block of the museum building dates back to 1887. It features an elegant neo-Palladian design, a European style of architecture characterised by a highly symmetrical façade and the use of pediments above windows.
Where does "design" end and "art" begin? What connects the two? When are they mutually exclusive? What makes an object of classic design become an object of contemporary art? The artists in Come-in are posed these questions and they attempt to find answers through their varied responses. They approach the designs of furniture, ceramics, textiles, interior architecture, and publishing from a contemporary art perspective. Towards this end, they adopt a range of media including drawings, installations and sculptures to models, photography and videography. The results can sometimes be unusual while at other times, enigmatic and full of irony, but always challenging and inspiring both as art and design. An international touring exhibition developed by the Institut fur Auslandsbeziehungen (IFA), Stuttgart, Germany and presented in cooperation with the Goethe-Institut Singapore.
Take a trip through 700 years of Singapore's history with your little ones with our Family Time Guide to find out how life in this Lion City has changed over the centuries. On your journey, you will meet various historical figures as well as landmark objects in each phase of Singapore's history. Explore how people from different communities used to live, their aspirations and how they helped shape the Singapore we see today.
An exhibition in Singapore of photographs of the collections from the Gold Museum in Bogotá, Colombia
Join us with your family and friends for this exciting line-up of programmes that has been organised specially for the exhibition, The More We Get Together: Singapore's Playgrounds 1930 – 2030.
Singapore’s Playgrounds: 1930 – 2030 is an exhibition developed by the National Museum of Singapore in collaboration with the Housing Development Board.
Enjoy family time at the National Museum of Singapore every last Saturday of the month! Our fun line-up of activities includes interactive tours, storytelling sessions, family workshops, drop-in craft activities, captivating performances, and more.