19 Jun 2020 - 5 Jul 2020

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Online from 19 June



Read stories from ACM staff and docents whom you may have seen at the museum. Which objects in the galleries remind them of home? What objects have they been thinking about during our Circuit Breaker? Appreciate ACM through their eyes in this series of personal accounts. Perhaps you will look at some things differently afterwards?

Click on the images below to read stories from their homes, to yours.



"...very fortunate to be born into the best of both worlds..."

Amanda Dass

Assistant Manager

Operations Department

10 years with ACM



"...the shared memory of faraway home, memories entrenched in our heart and soul..."

Jerry Xu


Mandarin Guide

1 year with ACM



"...once upon a time the language writing system in this region, relates to my name: Alif..."

Muhammad Noor Aliff Bin Ghani


Exhibitions Department

5 years with ACM



"...revolves around the Malay term for "homeland" – tanah air."

Noorashikin Bte Zulkifli


Curatorial Department

5 years with ACM



"...something completely unexpected. It almost made me homesick."

Oksana Kokhno


Friends of the Museum

3 years with ACM



"My grandparents also had them – my father's parents, both descendants of German immigrants...."

Richard Lingner

Assistant Director

Editorial & Interpretation, Curatorial Department

10 years with ACM



"Key moments of our upbringing are marked by the sacrements of the church."

Tara Marie Donohue


Audience Department

1.5 years with ACM



"....Henan province is the root and home of my ancestors."

Tracey Yeh


Museum Volunteers

8 years with ACM



Everyone has a story to tell, and we are giving you a platform to tell yours. What is that one item that reminds you of home while you're away from home? Visit Stories of Home to find out more how you can share your stories with us!


About Singapore Heritage Festival at ACM
In conjunction with Singapore Heritage Festival this year, ACM presents Home, and Away, to showcase histories and personal stories of people who have crossed borders and relocated from one home to another. Explore exchanges of ideas and cultures via trade and migration as Singapore grew and developed as a multicultural society. Discover and share stories of home, and away.
  • Events
    Stories of Home

    What is that one item that reminds you of home while you're away from home? Let us know your story and we’ll share it with the world.

  • Whispers from the Past

    Be one of the first to listen to ACM’s new audio descriptions of highlights in our galleries.

  • Events

    Follow Singaporean artist Alecia Neo on a visual journey in this interpretive piece, inspired by culturally diverse women across generations.

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