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.
Astrolabe – whakaterenga, a digital art showcase that combines virtual reality, audio-visuals, dance and kinetics will make its debut at the National Museum of Singapore on 5 December for a month, as part of its DigiMuse initiative.
From 21 September 2019 to 29 March 2020, the National Museum of Singapore will present An Old New World: From the East Indies to the Founding of Singapore, 1600s–1819, an exhibition that uncovers fascinating stories about Singapore, two centuries before the arrival of Sir Stamford Raffles.
The National Museum of Singapore will be launching its latest accessibility initiative, the Quiet Room, on 1 August 2019. Supported by BNP Paribas Singapore, the Quiet Room provides a dedicated space for children who might experience sensory or social overstimulation, in particular children on the autism spectrum, who may need a calmer environment before resuming their museum visit.
The National Museum of Singapore is set to launch its first official interactive family guide on 1 June 2019, in conjunction with the school holidays and Children’s Special, the museum’s month-long programme featuring interactive installations and activities for children. Get Curious! – The Official Interactive Family Guide to the National Museum of Singapore was created to encourage families and children to go on a journey together to unearth stories behind fascinating artefacts in four of the museum’s permanent galleries, in a fun and interactive way.
Tang Holdings has donated the Tang Holdings Collection of letters, memorabilia and books of Sir Stamford Raffles and Lady Raffles to the National Museum of Singapore — a timely gift in commemoration of Singapore’s bicentennial this year.
As part of its ongoing endeavour to tell the Singapore story in creative and engaging ways, the National Museum of Singapore is proud to present Packaging Matters: Singapore’s Food Packaging Story from the Early 20th Century. The exhibition chronicles the development of food packing in Singapore, from the early bottling and canning factories in the late 19th to early 20th centuries, to the light industries of the 1960s–70s when food was manufactured in factories.
As part of its endeavour to lead digital innovation in the cultural sector, the National Museum of Singapore exhibited seven projects that bring to life the amalgamation of art, culture and technology in its latest edition of DigiMuse Presents, held on 18 January in conjunction with Singapore Art Week 2019.
Unhomed Belongings is the first-ever documentation of an artistic dialogue between American actress and artist Lucy Liu, and Asia Pacific Breweries (APB) Foundation Signature Art Prize Jurors’ Choice Award recipient, Shubigi Rao from Singapore. Copresented by the National Museum of Singapore and private non-profit arts organisation The Ryan Foundation, the exhibition Lucy Liu and Shubigi Rao: Unhomed Belongings was open to the public for free from 12 January to 24 February 2019.
The National Museum of Singapore is enabling museum-goers to rediscover the exciting, technological breakthrough of instant photography via fresh experiences that marry art, history and technology, in its upcoming exhibition In an Instant: Polaroid at the Intersection of Art and Technology, on view from 10 November 2018 to 31 March 2019.
The National Museum of Singapore has collaborated with the Australian National Maritime Museum to produce the short film Dark Victory - Operation Jaywick: Singapore 1943, in commemoration of the 75th anniversary of wartime commando raid Operation Jaywick.
Recognising the opportunities offered by emerging digital technologies, the National Museum of Singapore will launch DigiMuse Presents on 4 August, unveiling a diverse range of seven digitally-led prototype projects that enhance the journey of cultural discovery for museum-goers.
The More We Get Together: Singapore’s Playgrounds 1930 – 2030 brings visitors on a retrospective and prospective journey through four vignettes that encapsulate the important development of our local playgrounds. Spanning 100 years, the exhibition explores the evolving role of playgrounds in Singapore through the past and present, and invites visitors to ponder how such play spaces will continue to progress in the future.
Have a favourite memory of a playground you grew up with? Here’s your chance to share them with us! The National Museum of Singapore, in collaboration with the Housing & Development Board, will be presenting an exhibition on the history of our playgrounds and it wants your memories!
For the very first time, the National Museum of Singapore will be presenting a special selection of films which documents and recollects the experience of World War Two and its aftermath in the Pacific.