The Salon,
Level 1
2.30pm - 4.30pm
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Making of Singapore Chronicles: Getting History Done
Sat, 27 Jul | 2.30pm - 3.30pm | The Salon, Level 1

Published in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Singapore's independence, Singapore Chronicles is a 50-volume series that records, explains and offers insights into what makes Singapore unique. Written by subject experts from the public sector, academia and journalism, the books trace Singapore's evolution on a wide variety of fronts such as governance, economy, food and sports, and our flora and fauna.

In this lecture, Singapore Chronicles series editor Arun Mahizhnan shares more about the project  - why it was conceived, for whom is it intended and what will it lead to.

Limited spaces available. $5 per pax includes light refreshments. Visit to register.

*Image courtesy of the Institute of Policy Studies




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Enterprise: The Armenians of Singapore
Sun, 28 Jul | 3pm - 4.30pm | The Salon, Level 1
Conspicuous in Singapore from 1820, individual Armenians have made their mark in the civic, social and economic life of Singapore. Two of Singapore’s national treasures – Armenian Church and Raffles Hotel –  as well as Singapore’s national flower Vanda Miss Joaquim and newspaper The Straits Times, owe their origin to this tiny, but enterprising community.
In this talk, Australian-based author and historian Dr Nadia Wright will introduce her latest book, The Armenians of Singapore: A Short History, launched by long-term resident of the Armenian community and violinist, Ani Umedyan. Dr Wright will then discuss the dynamics of the Armenian community in Singapore, as well as its origins and achievements. The book will be for sale at a special launch price and the author will be available for book-signing after the talk.

Limited spaces available. Admission is free.
Visit to register!

Family Time

Visit our permanent galleries with your little ones and play spot-the-artefact! Our colourful Early Learning Resources introduce pre-schoolers to our artefacts according to the themes of Numbers, Colours, and ABCs. Available at $8 per set from the Museum Label shop. For more children's activity booklets, click here.

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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