Packaging Matters Programmes

Various Venues
Various Times
Free Admission
Join us at the National Museum this April for a line-up of exciting programmes! Complement your visit to our new exhibition, Packaging Matters: Singapore's Food Packaging Story from the Early 20th Century with our LSOH programme and an exclusive curator’s tour.
This April to September, explore the complex history of food packaging in Singapore at the National Museum of Singapore’s new exhibition, Packaging Matters: Singapore’s Food Packaging Story from the Early 20th Century. Discover compelling stories of the pioneers and players that have shaped this history, and learn about the future of packaging and eco-friendly practices towards reducing our environmental footprint. Visit our exhibition today!
Maki San Image

A Lighter Side of History: Maki-San and the Power of Packaging
Sat, 20 April | 2pm – 3pm | The Salon, Level 1


Hear what motivated the owners of Maki-San, a Singapore born sushi company, to create their beautiful sushi boxes that have transformed over time into collectible art and an enduring brand icon. Plus, be amazed at the unique artworks that people have created with Maki-San's sushi boxes!

Limited spaces available. $5 per pax includes a presentation and a sushi snack box from Maki-San. Visit for registration.

Vidya Curator Tour

Curator Tour
Thu, 25 April |
 7.30pm – 8.30pm | Stamford Gallery, Level 1

Join our curator, Vidya Murthy, as she shares with you an insider's perspective of Packaging Matters in an exclusive after-hours tour.

Limited spaces available. $10 per pax.
Visit for registration.

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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