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Matali Crasset from France is the artist behind the National Museum of Singapore's latest installation The Dynamic Lines of Our Nest, one of Singapore's first art installations commissioned specifically for families with toddlers. Her work can be found at
Matali, Playgrounds

The Dynamic Lines of Our Nest
20 Apr to 30 Sept | 10am – 6pm | Rotunda, Level 1

This art installation pays tribute to the awakening of our curiosity. By twisting the central pole, the installation is transformed into a colourful mobile for toddlers in a central playpen below. Families are invited to "nest" and recline in a shared space around the playpen. Inspired by natural greenery, the installation posits a future play space where the natural and manmade meet.

Recommended capacity of 10 – 12 people at a time. Last admission is at 5.30pm. 
Parental supervision is required at all times. All footwear (except socks) is to be removed before entering the installation.

Artist Talk with Matali Crasset
Friday, 20 April 2018 | 7.30pm –  8.30pm | The Salon, Level 1

Matali Crasset is committed to art and design that inspires and moves people. Her installations and architectural designs have been described as “empathetic spaces”, spaces that help people relate better to one another. Attend this talk to learn more about Crasset's innovative practice and her installation The Dynamic Lines of Our Nest, one of Singapore's first art installations commissioned specifically for families with toddlers.

Tots’ Workshop with Matali Crasset
Saturday, 21 April 2018 | 11am – 12pm | Rotunda, Level 1

Experience art that builds family bonds in this special art workshop by French artist Matali Crasset, crafted just for toddlers and their families. Suitable for children from ages 18 months to 3 years old. Each child must be accompanied by a parent.

$18 per pair (parent and child). Limited to the first 10 pairs of parent and child on a first come, first served basis.

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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