The Changing Role of Museums: New Museums for a New Age - The Changing Role of Museums: New Museums for a New Age

Venue: Ngee Ann Auditorium, Asian Civilisations Museum
Date: 9 October 2018 (Tuesday)
Time: 8:30am - 6pm
Cost: Free Admission
Who should attend: ICOM Singapore Members and Museum Professionals in Singapore

About the event

The National Heritage Board, under the auspices for the ICOM SG National Committee, is organising a symposium in Singapore to look at the future role of museums. Titled "The Changing Role of Museums: New Museums for a New Age", the symposium will explore how society’s definition of museums has been evolving – from the past, to the present, and towards the future. It will also highlight current trends in museum ownership, sustainability, partnerships and governance, and share challenges confronting museums of the future.

The symposium will feature several renowned international museum experts, including members from the ICOM Standing Committee Museum Definition, Prospects and Potentials, as well as eminent museum professionals from Singapore and the region.

Join us on the 9 October and have a say in how ICOM defines museum for a new age!


The Standing Committee explores the shared as well as the profoundly dissimilar conditions, values and practices of museums in diverse and rapidly changing societies. Combining broad dialogue across the membership with dedicated expert fora, the Committee will address the ambiguous and often contradictory trends in society, and the subsequent new conditions, obligations and opportunities for museums, and advise the Executive Board and Advisory Council on these issues.