The front block of the museum building dates back to 1887. It features an elegant neo-Palladian design, a European style of architecture characterised by a highly symmetrical façade and the use of pediments above windows.
Growing Up During a Pandemic
24 Jul (Sat) | 1 – 2pm | Facebook Livestream
Join Brian Teo, the youngest photographer that the National Museum commissioned to document the Singapore’s COVID-19 experience, as he recounts his experiences and approach to capturing our daily lives during these unique times. Through his lens, we see how the COVID-19 pandemic has affected people on different levels, from communities such as the schools in Singapore — including his alma maters — to individuals such as his then 10-year-old god sister — Tay Kailin — who had to grapple with Home-based Learning, and even himself.
Biography of Speaker
Brian Teo is a Singapore-based photographer who fuses visual storytelling with the spontaneity of street photography. His works have been exhibited locally and featured in major publications such as Lianhe Zaobao. He clinched the Singapore Young Photographer Award in 2018 and was a finalist in the 2019 Lens Culture Black and White Photography Awards.
Biography of Moderator
Rachel Eng is an assistant curator with the National Museum of Singapore. She joined the museum in 2017 and has since worked on exhibitions such as The More We Get Together: Singapore’s Playgrounds 1930 – 2030 and revamps of the Changi Chapel and Museum and Reflections at Bukit Chandu. Her research interests include military and sporting history as well as the construction of national identity.
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 29 August 2021. Brian’s photos are presented in the exhibition through the series titled A Day in the Life, Mask Up and A School’s Response to COVID-19.
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.
Join us this August to make your celebration of Singapore’s 56th birthday a special one! The National Museum will be presenting a variety of programmes that you can look forward to at the museum, or from the comforts of your home.
Join us for a series of the Picturing The Pandemic programmes, in complementary to your visit around the exhibition.
Join us for a series of Home, Truly programmes to relieve nostalgic moments and experiences in Singapore’s past and present that express our identity and collective memory as a people.
Made possible by people from all walks of life in Singapore, this exhibition tells the story of how people are coming together to respond and live through this local and global crisis, through photographs, short film and donated artefacts on view.