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This August, as Singapore celebrates its 55thbirthday in these extraordinary times, we have prepared an array of online programmes for you and your loved ones to enjoy from home.You can also explore our virtual galleries and learn about the treasures from our collection that reflect Singapore’s many cultures and faiths.As we celebrate the similarities that connect us, as well as the differences that makes us unique, my wish to you all would be to keep our spirits high and bright!

Happy National Day celebrations to all!

 

Kennie Ting
Director of the Asian Civilisations Museum and the PeranakanMuseum

 

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Discover, Explore, and Create with ACM this August in celebration of Singapore’s 55th Birthday. Join us for a month-long celebration with the following programmes.

 

 

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NATIONAL DAY ISTANA OPEN HOUSE

2 August, 10 to 11.15am

Meet President Halimah Yacob in Celebrating the Majulah Spirit!, an online edition of the Istana Open House. Get a preview of our new virtual ACM galleries and some fun activities to enjoy from the comfort of your home.

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From 2 August

Visit the Asian Civilisations Museum’s newest galleries wherever you are! Explore our third floor galleries – Fashion and TextilesJewellery, and Ceramics – that display over 400 finely crafted masterpieces that tell the stories of Asian identities, history, and cultural interactions.

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LET’S LEARN ABOUT…CROSS-CULTURAL ART!

From 2 August

Learn more about a bird calligram displayed in ACM’s Islamic Art Gallery that mixes interesting cultures and influences. Create a calligram with your name, and challenge yourself with our word search.

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AUDIO DESCRIPTIVE TOUR

From 8 August

Listen to audio descriptions available on our website of select ACM objects. This month, we focus on the Bird Calligram by the Chinese Muslim calligrapher, Yusuf Chen Jinhui.

Suitable for all, including persons with vision impairment.

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ONWARD SINGAPORE

8 to 31 August

Lift your spirits and celebrate National Day with a special musical performance. Create your own badge with materials already found in your home, or go on a virtual self-guided trail of ACM’s galleries.Try out homemade recipes of well-loved dishes, and don’t miss the chance to have your e-portrait drawn by an illustrator*.

*Registration on Peatix is required. Limited slots available on a first-come, first-served basis.

NB: This activity takes place only on 8 August.

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ACM TREASURES: COLLECTION HIGHLIGHTS (NEW EDITION)

9 August

This August, ACM launches an updated edition of ACM Treasures: Collections Highlights. Only on National Day (9 August), visitors will enjoy a special rate of $15 (usual price at $25) at ACM’s Museum Label shop.

     
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CONVERSATIONS – ART & ACCESSIBILITY

14 August, 3 to 4pm

Join a live conversation streamed on ACM’s Facebook with ACM staff and a panel of speakers who will discuss the importance of art in the lives of seniors and people with disabilities.

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SATURDAYS@ACM: A STYLE FOR EVERY STORY

29 August to 25 September

Discover different styles of traditional outfits that are based on our collection. Download the templates provided and follow our video tutorial to create costumes for a paper doll. Then listen to "The Emperor’s New Clothes" in an audio storytelling.

Suitable for ages 5 to 10 years old.

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  • Family Fun
    Let's Learn About...

    Let’s Learn About…Cross-cultural Art! Explore a bird calligram displayed in our Islamic Art Gallery that mixes cultures and influences. Create a calligram with your name and challenge yourself with our word search.  

  • Family Fun
    Saturdays@ACM: A Style for Every Story

    Discover different styles of traditional outfits from our collection! Create outfits for a paper doll, and listen to the audio storytelling of “The Empress' New Clothes”and "The Four Dragons".

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    Lunchtime Concerts at ACM

    Enjoy a lunchtime interlude of inspiring, live music if you’re working from home (or the office), or if you need a break from your household routine!