PTP Exhibition
PTP Exhibition

Picturing The Pandemic Programmes

24 May 2021 - 29 Aug 2021
Various Venues
Various Timings
Varies with Programmes
Join us for a series of the Picturing The Pandemic programmes, in complementary to your visit around the exhibition.
Do the splits
Do The Splits Risograph Workshop [LIVE-STREAM]
13 Jun (Sun) | 10.30am – 12.30pm & 3.30 – 5.30pm | Conducted via Zoom – link will be sent to those who have successfully registered | $100 per family (SRV-redeemable) | Age 12 and up

Have you ever wondered how some artworks are printed in such bright and vibrant colours? Risograph printing is a semi-analogue printing technique, which produces prints with a unique textured effect. In this beginner’s workshop conducted by Knuckles & Notch, learn to create your very own photowork in Risograph using your smartphone and simple tools on Adobe Photoshop, and produce photoworks that are your own unique representation of life during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Prior to the workshop, participants will need to prepare personal objects (recommended size of within 148 x 210mm, no glass or anything that is fragile in case it gets damaged during the process of the shoot) to be included in their photoworks. More instructions will be sent to you upon successful registration.

Registration link will be made available on 28 May. Please note that no refunds will be issued for no-shows, and no recording will be provided after the session.

This programme is presented in conjunction with NMS’ special exhibition, Picturing the Pandemic at the basement level.
PTP Curator Tour
Curator Tour of Picturing the Pandemic [LIVESTREAM]
30 June (Thursday) | 7pm – 8pm
$10 per pax

In this special series of curator tours of our Picturing the Pandemic exhibition, join our different curators as they share about the museum's Collecting Contemporary Singapore initiative, their own experience and the challenges of curating an exhibition during a pandemic!

June’s online tour will be led by Senior Curator Daniel Tham, who has previously curated the An Old New World: From the East Indies to the Founding of Singapore, 1600s–1819 in commemoration of Singapore’s bicentennial in 2019. This programme is held in conjunction with Picturing the Pandemic: A Visual Record of COVID-19 in Singapore, which will run at the National Museum of Singapore till 29 August 2021. Stay tuned to our social channels for the registration link.

Biography of Curator
Daniel Tham is Senior Curator at the National Museum of Singapore. He joined the museum in 2010, when he curated and set up in the following year the Goh Seng Choo Gallery featuring the William Farquhar Collection of Natural History Drawings. Specialising in paintings, prints and photography, Daniel has curated special exhibitions like A Changed World: Singapore Art 1950s–1970s, and was centrally involved in the revamp of the museum’s Singapore History Gallery in 2015. More recently, he curated An Old New World: From the East Indies to the Founding of Singapore, 1600s–1819 in commemoration of Singapore’s bicentennial in 2019, and the museum’s latest exhibition this year, Picturing the Pandemic: A Visual Record of COVID-19 in Singapore.
Time Workshop
A Time Immemorial Creative Workshop
17 Jul (Sat) | 2.30 – 5.30pm | Gallery Theatre, Basement Level | $100 per adult-child pair (SRV-redeemable) | Age 7 and up

A fun-filled afternoon of artistic expression beckons! First, experience a tour of the WAS I HERE art installation conducted by artist Francis Ng. Then, explore the concepts of presence, identity and space through taking Polaroid pictures and creating a 3D cast using plaster of Paris. View full details of the installation and workshop here.

Participants are encouraged to bring a small 3D personal object (maximum size of 3cm x 3cm x 3cm), to create your plaster of Paris cast with.

Registration link will be made available on 20 Jun. Each $100 ticket admits one child and one adult (parent or grandparent) only. Programmes may be changed in line with the evolving COVID-19 situation, and refunds will be available if the programme is postponed or cancelled.

This programme is presented in conjunction with NMS’ special exhibitions, Home, Truly and Picturing the Pandemic at the basement level.


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!