Featuring artefacts from 10 overseas museums and institutions, Witness to War will also explore how Singapore’s fall was part of a wider campaign waged by the Japanese Empire across the Pacific.
The exhibition will also feature two special artworks by Australian artist Angela Tiatia and Singaporean artist Debbie Ding. They were developed as part of the first Australia-Singapore Joint Artist Residency exchange programme, which saw the artists participate in one-month residences at the Australian War Memorial and the National Museum of Singapore. The artworks are intimate, evocative responses to Singapore and Australia’s shared World War Two history, and will be displayed outside the exhibition galleries.
For a better understanding of these two contemporary artworks, titled After the Fall: Artworks by Angela Tiatia and Debbie Ding, download the exhibition booklet here.
Programmes in conjunction with Witness to War: Remembering1942
The exhibition will be accompanied by an array of programmes, which were designed to enable the public to enhance their experience and broaden their perspective of World War Two in Singapore and to offer something for everyone. Click here to view upcoming programmes.