The front block of the museum building dates back to 1887. It features an elegant neo-Palladian design, a European style of architecture characterised by a highly symmetrical façade and the use of pediments above windows.
6 – 23 December 2018
Exhibition Gallery 1, Basement Level, National Museum of Singapore
While Italy is renowned for its history, cuisine and tradition, it has also been an active laboratory of innovation in its pursuit for scientific excellence. Italy: The Beauty of Knowledge presents a multi-sensory and immersive experience, spanning themes such as health, environment, space, food and nutrition, as well as cultural heritage. The showcase celebrates the “Renaissance Spirit” and its influence in the Italian quest for knowledge and innovation.
Italy: The Beauty of Knowledge is promoted by the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, and is led by the National Research Council (CNR) in collaboration with Fondazione Idis-Città della Scienza in Naples, Museo Galileo in Florence, Museo delle Scienza in Trento, and Museo Nazionale della Scienza e della Tecnologia “Leonardo da Vinci” in Milan. The exhibition is organised by the Embassy of Italy in Singapore.
Visit our permanent galleries with your little ones and play spot-the-artefact! Our colourful Early Learning Resources introduce pre-schoolers to our artefacts according to the themes of Numbers, Colours, and ABCs. Available at $8 per set from the Museum Label shop. For more children's activity booklets, click here.
Join us for a series of Home, Truly programmes to relieve nostalgic moments and experiences in Singapore’s past and present that express our identity and collective memory as a people.
This exhibition showcases the talents of the beneficiaries from the Social Service Agencies (SSAs) and Self-Help Groups (SHGs) through the art forms like ceramic, performing arts, drawing, photography, batik and clay to express themselves, with the help of the community artists over digital platforms.
Made possible by people from all walks of life in Singapore, this exhibition tells the story of how people are coming together to respond and live through this local and global crisis, through photographs, short film and donated artefacts on view.