Through the Lens Photo Exhibitions organised by The Straits Times

07 Oct 2022 - 29 Oct 2022
Long Concourse at Level 1,
and the Glass Atrium at Level 2
Daily 10am – 7pm
Free Admission
Celebrate the best in visual and interactive journalism.
The Straits Times exhibition explores Singapore’s journey towards recovery as the pandemic recedes and showcases how different facets of society are bouncing back resolutely.

The World Press Photo Exhibition celebrates the most powerful, provocative and poignant images from around the world. Recognising the best photojournalism and documentary photography of the previous year.


Check out the upcoming series of talks on photojournalism held in conjunction with the Through The Lens exhibition, organised by The Straits Times.

The Salon at Level 1
Various dates in October

To register for the talks, please go directly to the registration link at


Covid-19 - The Reopening of the Nation in Pictures

8 October | 11am

Documenting the closing and re-opening of a nation. The Straits Times photojournalists share their stories behind the images and the challenges they faced to get them.

Speakers: Kevin Lim, Kua Chee Siong, Jason Quah and Feline Lim, The Straits Times photojournalists

Image by The Straits Times

Witnessing the invasion of the Ukraine war

15 October | 11am

Photojournalist, Mathias Heng will share his stories behind the images and the challenges he faced.

Speaker: Mathias Heng
Image by Mathias Heng
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Politics & Photography in a Post Truth World

15 October | 2pm

From his base in Washington DC, award-winning photojournalist Louie Palu chronicles events leading up to the 2020 US election, beginning with former president Donald Trump's first impeachment and ending with the attack on the U.S. Capitol.

Speaker: Louie Palu
Image by Louie Palu, World Press Photo

On Drone Photography and Juxtaposition Techniques

22 October | 11am

The Straits Times photojournalists shares on using drone photography to document the pandemic along with juxtaposing the same scenes during and after the relaxation of restrictions in a “Then and Now” series.

Speakers: Benjamin Seetor, Mark Cheong, Ong Wee Jin and Lim Yaohui, The Straits Times photojournalists.
Image by The Straits Times

Family Time

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.

Museum guide

Download our museum guide (English, Chinese, Bahasa Melayu, Tamil) to find out about the many treasures in our various galleries. In this guide, you will also find the floor plan for easier navigation. Enjoy your visit!