Programme

A Lighter Side of History – A Deepavali Tale: A Storyteller’s Private Collection by Kamini Ramachandran

The Platform,
Level 2
11am (1hr session)
Free admission with registration
Deepavali, the festival of lights, is celebrated every year by Hindus around the world. In this edition of A Lighter Side of History in conjunction with Deepavali, master storyteller Kamini Ramachandran will share the story of The Ramayana, the ancient epic at the heart of the festival.
kamini ramachandran

Participants will be treated to an exclusive viewing of her private collection of Ramayana artefacts, such as antique story cloths and vintage shadow puppets, which reveal The Ramayana’s influence on arts and culture. The talk also includes a simple flower garland-making activity. Register now.

About the Speaker

Kamini Ramachandran is a storytelling artist whose grandfather told her stories from the great Indian epics as she was growing up. With a strong repertoire of folktales, myths and legends from Asia, she has travelled to festivals around the world, where she shares her stories with audiences far and wide.

A pioneer in the storytelling scene, Kamini performs, teaches, directs and produces all things storytelling. Through MoonShadow Stories, she has produced World Storytelling Day in Singapore since 2005 and organised storytelling events for both adult and family audiences.

lighter side of history

A highly respected artist educator, Kamini nurtures emerging talents through her Young Storytellers Mentorship Programme. She is also the founding director of the non-profit organisation The Storytelling Centre Ltd and creative producer of StoryFest Singapore.

About A Lighter Side of History

A Lighter Side of History celebrates Singapore’s diverse multicultural heritage, from food and dress to the different languages and customs passed down over the years. Featuring a range of fun and engaging hands-on workshops, talks, performances and demonstrations by heritage experts as well as collectors and practitioners, A Lighter Side of History is designed for everyone from beginners to history enthusiasts.

This programme is organised by the National Museum of Singapore.

Image above courtesy of MoonShadow Stories.

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!

You may also like

Exhibition04 JUL 2019 - 10 NOV 2019

REUNION

Experience the Labour Movement’s story, intertwined with Singapore’s history, as it makes its way into the future. From the struggles during the pre and post-independence days of Singapore to the triumphant moments of our common history, witness how the Labour Movement evolved into the modern movement it has become today.

Glass Atrium, 10am - 7pm
Free Admission
CS2019 ThumbnailV2
Programme01 JUN 2019 - 30 JUN 2019

Children's Special 2019

This June, Children's Special celebrates the launch of our special publication for families, Get Curious! – The Official Interactive Family Guide to the National Museum of Singapore. Discover four magical story worlds at our basement level, and join fun programmes to satiate your curiosity about people, plants and animals, treasured items, and food!

Various Venues, 10am - 6.30pm
Free Admission
Packaging Thumbnail
Exhibition06 APR 2019 - 15 SEP 2019

Packaging Matters


This exhibition explores the world of food packaging in Singapore, from the early bottling and canning factories in the late 19th to early 20th centuries, to the light industries of the 1960s - 1970s when food was manufactured in factories.

Stamford Gallery, Level 1, 10am - 7pm
Free Admission
Thumbnail
Programme06 APR 2019 - 15 SEP 2019

Packaging Matters Programmes

Join us for an exciting line-up of programmes this June holidays! Celebrate Hari Raya with us by experiencing iftar (the breaking of fast) at the museum, paired with an exclusive after-hours visit to our Packaging Matters exhibition, or join us for a day of festivities during our Hari Raya Open House.

Various Venues, Various Times
Free Admission

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Vestibulum metus velit, ultricies sit amet odio in, sodales tempor sapien. In venenatis blandit augue a faucibus.