In an Instant: Polaroid at the Intersection of Art and Technology - Programmes

Various Venues - See Programme details for more information
Various Timings
Join us at the National Museum for a line-up of exciting programmes! Complement your visit to our new exhibition In an Instant: Polaroid at the Intersection of Art and Technology!
CNY Free entry 2019

Free Entry to the Polaroid Exhibition for those born in the year of the Boar!

National Museum of Singapore wishes all a Happy Lunar New Year! 
We would like to offer free entry to our Polaroid Exhibition for those who are born in the year of the Boar!

Birth years for the year of the Boar

1923 |  1935 |  1947 | 1959
1971 |  1983 |  1995 | 2007

Valid for the 15 days of CNY. (5 Feb to 19 Feb)

Polaroid Emulsion Lift

Polaroid Emulsion Lift Workshop
Sat, 16 Feb | 2pm - 4pm | $35 per ticket | Seminar Room, Level 2

Take instant photography beyond neoprints or polaroids at this fun workshop! Experiment with analogue instant cameras and transform photographs by combining them with illustrations and collages.


Ticket holders can purchase the exhibition admission tickets at a special price of $10 (for Citizens and Permanent Residents) and $14 (others). Discount coupons for exhibition will be given during the workshop.

Register at

*Image courtesy of House of Photography

David Hilos Image

How to Keep Your Cameras in Shape
Sharing and Live Demonstration by the "Camera Whisperer"
Sat, 23 Feb | 2pm - 3.30pm | $ 5 per ticket | The Salon, Level 1

For many people from avid photographers to hobbyists, cameras play an integral role in capturing important moments in our life. But how do we keep them in good working shape, or restore them when they are in need of repair?

Hear from David Hilos, a hobbyist who will share stories and simple Do-It-Yourself (DIY) techniques of bringing damaged cameras back to life. A short demonstration is included.

$5 per pax includes a presentation and live demonstration by David Hilos and light refreshments. Limited spaces. Visit for registration.

*Image courtesy of David Hilos.

Let's chat about photography DPAA

See the True Me: Let's Chat about Photography
Sat, 16 Mar | 2pm - 4pm | Free with registration | The Salon, Level 1

Chat with Inclusion Ambassadors from the Disabled People's Association, who will share how they use photos to document their travels, hobbies and everyday life, and explore interactive booths that will help you gain a richer understanding of what it is like to have different abilities.

Register here!

photowalk with chia aik beng

Photowalk with Chia Aik Beng
Sun, 17 Mar | $35 per ticket | The Salon, Level 1

Discover the inspiration behind the works of photographer Chia Aik Beng, then experience street photography for yourself through a guided photowalk in and around the museum.

Session 1: 10am - 12pm
Session 2:  3pm - 5pm

Polaroid past programmes

Cyanotype: The Art of Sun Printing
Sat, 17 Nov | 2pm – 4pm | The Salon, Level 1
Curator Tour
Tue, 20 Nov | 7.30pm – 8.30pm 

Artist Talk by Meridel Rubenstein
Thur, 6 Dec | 7.30pm – 8.30pm The Salon, Level | $5 per ticket 

Pinhole Photography Workshop
Sat, 15 Dec | 2pm – 5pm | Seminar Room, Level 2 | $35 

Curator Tour
Tue, 22 Jan | 7.30pm - 8.30pm | Exhibition Gallery 2, Basement Level

Old is Gold: Sharing Session by a Vintage Camera Collector
Sat, 26 Jan | 2pm - 3pm | The Salon, Level 1

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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