Imagining a Geographical Presence

National Museum of Singapore,
The Atelier, Level 3

The first realised project under the Ignite series, Imagining a Geographical Presence is an exhibition that draws upon the history of mapping, specifically restored maps of Singapore from 1819 to 1965. In 2001, Joon Kiat received a Shell-National Arts Council scholarship to pursue a Masters in Fine Arts at Kent Institute of Art and Design, United Kingdom.  He has also received other scholarships such as Ericsson and Georgette Chen Scholarships.

Free Admission.

IGNITE: Creative Talent Platform 
This programme features projects selected from the Museum's open call platform that provides space and support for local talents from all genres to create distinctive work inspired by history and heritage.  Selected talents are given access to the Museum's facilities, research and collections over a period of time, for incubation and project development before a public presentation.

Family Time

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.

Museum guide

Download our museum guide (English, Chinese, Bahasa Melayu, Tamil) to find out about the many treasures in our various galleries. In this guide, you will also find the floor plan for easier navigation. Enjoy your visit!

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