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Celebrate National Day with an array of programmes and activities at ACM. Learn about Singapore’s heritage and culture through online videos and onsite programmes. Participate in a community art project, try your hand at a themed craft activity, learn how to dish up some classic Singapore recipes, or join our docents on guided tours that uncover our cross-cultural past!
11am to 5pm
The Batik Workshop, L2
Participate in a community art project by contributing your favourite national icon to a patchwork-inspired batik. Drop by the Batik Workshop space at L2 between 6 and 8 August and add to our community batik painting! The completed work will then be displayed at the ACM Lobby from 9 to 15 August.
Suitable for visitors aged 6 and above.
11am and 2pm
River Room, L2
Join chefs from Sunrice Global Academy for this festive cooking demonstration! Learn how to prepare two classic Singaporean dishes, and hear about the cross-cultural influences they share. Get a taster portion along with the recipe, and tips and tricks from professional chefs! Participants can also try their hand at preparing egg-salt – a sustainable and nutritious condiment, to take home.
Suitable for participants aged 10 and above.
10.30am to 3.30pm
Celebrate National Day with a new Singapore icon – the otter! Sculpt and bring home your own clay otter at this fun, family friendly drop-in craft activity.
11.00am and 2pm
Join one of our docents on our guided tours of the ACM galleries. Tours showcase highlights from ACM’s collection of cross-cultural art.
Spaces are limited and available on a first come-first served basis.
The well-being of our visitors and staff remains our primary concern. For your safety, ACM implements and follows all current safe management measures for staff and visitors. For more information, please visit National Heritage Board's Safe Management Measures for Museum Stakeholders.
17 Jun 2022 - 2 Oct 2022
Step into a visual splendour of gorgeous batik fashion and explore the rich history and culture of batik and batik making.
8 Jul 2022 - 16 Oct 2022
Co-curated with students from LASALLE College of the Arts, this showcase continues ACM's investigation of fashion through the lens of Singapore’s port city heritage.
31 Jul 2022
This month, discover the tradition and beauty of batik. Catch a drama performance, go on a storytelling tour, and get creative by making your own pouch using a traditional batik textile. Don’t forget to catch the Batik Kita: Dressing in Port Cities special exhibition!
Fashioning Batik Panel Sessions
Visit Singapore’s national museum of Asian antiquities and decorative art today