The front block of the museum building dates back to 1887. It features an elegant neo-Palladian design, a European style of architecture characterised by a highly symmetrical façade and the use of pediments above windows.
This October, National Museum of Singapore marks 130 years since Sir Frederick Weld, the Governor of the Straits Settlements at that time, opened the institution, which was formerly known as the Raffles Library and Museum building.
In commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the fall of Singapore, the National Museum of
Singapore is the principal curator in an international exhibition with never-before-seen artefacts
and untold accounts of the fall of Singapore.
The first digital gallery at the National Museum of Singapore, Gallery10, aims at being an experimental space where the relationship between art and digital technology is celebrated and explored, allowing more opportunities for people to collaborate and express their creativity in innovative ways.
As part of the final stage of the National Museum’s revamp of its permanent galleries, the Glass Rotunda will reopen after two years of renovation works to showcase two new permanent installations – a commissioned work titled Story of the Forest by internationally renowned art collective teamLab , and the Singapore, Very Old Tree exhibit by acclaimed local photographer and artist, Robert Zhao.
Visitors to the National Museum of Singapore will now be greeted with a shimmering display of light and colour when over 14,000 Swarovski crystals swing to the rhythm of the museum’s latest permanent art installation, Wings of a Rich Manoeuvre by home grown artist Suzann Victor.
‘What Is Not Visible Is Not Invisible’ debuts a selection of international artworks from the
French Regional Collections of Contemporary Art (FRAC) for the first time in Asia Pacific.
A key event of the annual Children’s Season, Masak Masak 2016 returns for its third edition from 28 May – 31 July 2016, at the National Museum of Singapore.
Come visit the Treasures of the World from the British Museum exhibition for some family fun this school holiday! The much-loved blockbuster exhibition will extend its run till 3 July 2016 and families can engage in a range of school holiday activities held in conjunction with the exhibition.
the National Museum of Singapore will feature a video installation titled, A Moment of Unity, by local filmmaker Royston Tan, one year after the passing of Singapore’s first Prime Minister, Lee Kuan Yew. The video uses images captured by photographers on the ground: Aik Beng Chia, Edwin Koo, Lim Zerui, Loh Keng Fun, Mindy Tan, Ronald Lee, Shintaro Tay as well as photojournalists at The Straits Times Picture desk.
A key component of the highly anticipated Singapore Night Festival, Night Lights features a diverse showcase of specially-commissioned light art installations by Singaporean and international artists. This year, the National Museum of Singapore is proud to launch its first open call for the concept submission of light art installations for Night Lights 2016.