Free admission for all from 6–7 July 2024 for our Play:Date opening weekend
Story of the Forest will be closed on Friday, 28 Jun 2024 from 4pm to 7pm.
Parts of the National Museum of Singapore are undergoing restoration and upgrading works.
We remain open with exhibitions, programmes as well as dining and retail offerings.
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Open Calls

Open Calls

The National Museum of Singapore's collection originated in the 19th century with the establishment of the Raffles Library and Museum. Today, we continue to build upon this collection to encompass a broader social history of Singapore and major moments in our nation’s recent history – including the milestones and events of everyday life.

Here are our current open calls.

This Open Call is ongoing till 31 December 2024

Collecting Contemporary Singapore: Plastic

2024's theme for Collecting Contemporary Singapore focuses on plastic and sustainability, in conjunction with our Plastic: Remaking Our World exhibition. Plastics have shaped our daily lives like no other material: from packaging to footwear, from household goods to furniture, from automobiles to architecture. At the same time, sustainability is a key contemporary issue that informs the way we live. We invite you to contribute your uniquely Singaporean plastic objects as well as items related to sustainability movements in Singapore.

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This Open Call has ended.

Life in Singapore, 1920s – 1990s

In this Open Call, the National Museum crowdsourced objects from residents in Singapore for our Life in Singapore galleries, and to broaden our national collection. The Life in Singapore galleries present snapshots of everyday life in Singapore throughout the different eras in Singapore’s history. These galleries closed in 2023 for a refresh and will re-open in 2026 with new artefacts and stories from their respective eras.

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This Open Call has ended.
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Collecting Contemporary Singapore: Technology

The second theme under the Collecting Contemporary Singapore series looked at technology. The National Museum invited residents in Singapore to share their technological objects from the 2000s onwards up to the present day, along with their related experiences and stories of the objects that have shaped their lives in the areas of work, communications, home living and play.

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This Open Call has ended.
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Collecting Contemporary Singapore: Documenting COVID-19 in Singapore

How will COVID-19 be remembered? The National Museum of Singapore launched a COVID-19 collection drive from 22 May 2020 to 30 June 2021 to call for individuals, communities and organisations to contribute materials that document experiences of the pandemic in Singapore.

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