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.
Singaporean artist Alecia Neo explores hospitality rituals performed by women in this region using betel leaf. The video project ramah-tamah is an interpretive performance that traces the evolution of these rituals through poetry, movement, and sound.
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?
Stories of Home
What is that one item that reminds you of home while you're away from home? It may be an everyday object that you take on your journey, or something intangible like a distinctive way of speaking that you overhear while travelling, or even the aromas of cooking that make you crave for the warmth of home. Tell us your story of home, and discover more stories here.
Whispers from the Past
Be one of the first to listen to ACM's new audio descriptions of highlighted objects from our galleries. Get to know ACM artworks in a new way, and discover their origins and past journeys around the world as we bring objects from ACM to your home.