Polaroid exhibition shot
Polaroid exhibition shot

In an Instant: Polaroid at the Intersection of Art and Technology - Programmes

17 Nov 2018 - 31 Mar 2019
Various Venues - See Programme details for more information
Various Timings
Join us at the National Museum for a line-up of exciting programmes! Complement your visit to our new exhibition In an Instant: Polaroid at the Intersection of Art and Technology!
Curator Tour

Curator Tour 
Fri, 8 Mar | 7pm - 8.30pm | Exhibition Gallery 2, Basement Level

In this special, one-time only session, hear from the exhibition's two curators - Rebekka Reuter (WestLicht Museum for Photography, Austria) and Priscilla Chua (NMS) - as they share their experiences of putting the exhibition together. Explore the Polaroid story and the artistic experimentations Polaroid photography has inspired in this exclusive after-hours gallery tour.

Limited spaces available. $25 per pax, inclusive of admission to the Polaroid exhibition during the tour. Visit tourpolaroidnms.peatix.com for registration. 

Let's chat about photography DPAA

See the True Me: Let's Chat about Photography
Sat, 16 Mar | 2pm - 4pm | Free with registration | The Salon, Level 1

Chat with Inclusion Ambassadors from the Disabled People's Association, who will share how they use photos to document their travels, hobbies and everyday life, and explore interactive booths that will help you gain a richer understanding of what it is like to have different abilities.

Register here!

photowalk with chia aik beng

Photowalk with Chia Aik Beng
Sun, 17 Mar | $35 per ticket | The Salon, Level 1

Discover the inspiration behind the works of photographer Chia Aik Beng, then experience street photography for yourself through a guided photowalk in and around the museum.

Session 1: 10am - 12pm
Session 2:  3pm - 5pm

Polaroid past programmes

Cyanotype: The Art of Sun Printing
Sat, 17 Nov | 2pm – 4pm | The Salon, Level 1
Curator Tour
Tue, 20 Nov | 7.30pm – 8.30pm 

Artist Talk by Meridel Rubenstein
Thur, 6 Dec | 7.30pm – 8.30pm The Salon, Level | $5 per ticket 

Pinhole Photography Workshop
Sat, 15 Dec | 2pm – 5pm | Seminar Room, Level 2 | $35 

Curator Tour
Tue, 22 Jan | 7.30pm - 8.30pm | Exhibition Gallery 2, Basement Level

Old is Gold: Sharing Session by a Vintage Camera Collector
Sat, 26 Jan | 2pm - 3pm | The Salon, Level 1

Polaroid Emulsion Lift Workshop
Sat, 16 Feb | 2pm - 4pm | $35 per ticket | Seminar Room, Level 2

How to Keep Your Cameras in Shape -  Sharing and Live Demonstration by the "Camera Whisperer"
Sat, 23 Feb | 2pm - 3.30pm | $ 5 per ticket | The Salon, Level 1


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!