Curator Tour of Picturing The Pandemic and Sharing Session by Human Libraries
16 Oct | 7 – 8.30pm
Livestream on NMS Facebook Page
In this last curator tour of our Picturing The Pandemic exhibition, our curator, Miriam Yeo, will share about the museum's Collecting Contemporary Singapore initiative, and the experiences and challenges of curating an exhibition during a pandemic!
Joining Miriam are para-athletes Joan and Inez Hung and owner of Raydy Beehoon, Ray Sheng who are featured in the Picturing The Pandemic exhibition! They will be sharing their personal experiences of adapting to new ways of living during the pandemic and their efforts to help the community.
This programme is held in conjunction with the exhibition Picturing The Pandemic: A Visual Record of COVID-19 in Singapore, which will run at the National Museum of Singapore till 17 October 2021.
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Biography of Curator
Miriam Yeo is an Assistant Curator at the National Museum of Singapore. During the pandemic, she curated the online ‘Zoom into History’ series, a theatrical foray into engaging with artefacts digitally. She most recently co-curated Picturing The Pandemic which provides a contemplative and critical foray into Singapore’s experience of the circuit-breaker and Phase 1 through visual documentation of that period.
Biography of Human Libraries
Joan and Inez Hung are sisters who are visually-impaired and they are professional goalball athletes. The circuit breaker meant that competitions and training were cancelled. They continued to train indoors and shared their workouts through a YouTube workout channel called “Lonely Workouts”.
Lee Ray Sheng is an undergraduate at the Nanyang Technological who is the founder of Raydy Beehoon, an on-campus supper stall selling fried beehoon. He opened his business in end of February and when circuit breaker was imposed, he decided to cook and deliver packets of beehoon to vulnerable families.
Photo by How Hwee Young for the National Museum of Singapore.