Dislocations Programmes
Dislocations Programmes

Dislocations Programmes

29 Jan 2022 - 29 May 2022
Various Venues
Various Timings
Varies with Programmes
Dive deeper into the memories and stories of the people who have been through the Fall of Singapore through a series of specially curated programmes for Dislocations: Memory & Meaning of the Fall of Singapore, 1942.

Curator Tour of Dislocations: The Memory and Meaning of the Fall of Singapore, 1942

23 July 2022 | 9am – 10am |
Exhibition Gallery 1, Basement Level

Join our curator Syafiqah Jaaffar on an exclusive before-hours tour of Dislocations: The Memory and Meaning of the Fall of Singapore, 1942, as they share their insight on the objects and stories on display, and a behind-the-scenes look at how the exhibition came together.

$15 per pax for curator tour. Please visit https://dislocations-curatortour2.peatix.com for registration.

HistoriaSG - Japanese Reflections on the Fall of Singapore

Thu, 14 Jul | 7.30pm – 8.30pm | The Salon, Level 1

The Fall of Singapore on 15 February 1942 was one of a handful events in the twentieth century that was immediately recognized as having world-historical importance. It sent shockwaves through the British empire, but it also had a profound effect on the people of Japan. Even in the immediate aftermath of the Fall, different Japanese actors got to work interpreting the significance of their empire’s victory to their countrymen.

In this talk, Dr Clay Eaton will discuss this process of mythmaking, with a particular emphasis on Japanese actors occupying Singapore and Asia during World War Two. $5 per pax for on-site attendance of the programme at the museum.

Please visit https://hsg-japreflections.peatix.com for registration. A concurrent livestream of the programme will also be available free of charge on the National Museum Facebook page.

Photo: Japanese propaganda postcard, c. 1940s. Collection of the National Museum of Singapore
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Biography of Speaker

Dr. Clay Eaton is a lecturer in the Department of Japanese Studies at the National University of Singapore.

He is a historian of the Japanese empire with a particular interest in the social and political effects of various imperial policies across Asia. His research focuses on the relationship between Japanese administrators and local social elites in wartime Singapore (1942–1945), and he uses Japanese, Chinese and Malay sources to analyse this relationship.
Past Programmes

Curator Tour of Dislocations: The Memory and Meaning of the Fall of Singapore, 1942

26 February | 3 – 4PM [FULL]

Curator Tour

16 April, Saturday | 2pm – 3pm | 3pm – 4pm |

Sustainability and Thrift in Food: Wartime and Today

16 May 2022 | 11.30am – 1pm or 2.30pm – 4pm

Interactive Storytelling: Timmy & Tammy Talking to Grandpa about the War

12 March | 10.15am, 2pm, 3.30pm (45 mins/session) [FULL]

Writing War Memory in The House on Silat Road: Sharing Session with Si-Hoe S.S and Sim Ee Waun

11 June (Sat) | Seminar Room, Level 2 | 2pm – 3pm

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!