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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.
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The National Museum of Singapore is expanding our public engagement efforts to crowdsource objects and related stories/photos from residents in Singapore, to broaden our contemporary collection. We will focus on different themes each year to encourage residents to contribute and reflect upon life in Singapore in recent times.
These contributions may reveal different perspectives of contemporary Singapore that will shape and inform the curation of our future exhibitions.
The 2022 theme for this campaign will focus on technology. Technology plays an indispensable role in our daily lives, and has pivotally transformed the ways in which we live, work, play and socialise. We would like to invite you to contribute your memories and objects relating to the theme of technology, and how it has played an important role in your life. In addition to archiving relevant contributions, there may also be future avenues to display these stories and objects at the National Museum of Singapore.
The collection of the National Museum of Singapore has its origins in the 19th century with the establishment of the Raffles Library and Museum. Today, we have continued to build upon this collection to encompass a broader social history of Singapore, and major moments in the nation’s recent history– including milestones and events that affect everyday life in Singapore.
The National Museum is expanding our public engagement efforts to crowd source objects and related stories/photos from residents in Singapore, to broaden our contemporary collection. We will be focusing on different themes in the coming years to encourage Singaporeans to contribute to this project and reflect upon life in Singapore in recent times.
These contributions may reveal different perspectives of contemporary Singapore that will shape and inform the curation of the museum’s future exhibitions. Selected objects may also be featured in relevant exhibitions presented by the National Museum.
Through our conferences, we seek to facilitate dialogue on pertinent issues and topics related to our key exhibitions.
NMS in partnership with Maybank Foundation, the second open call will be held from 19 April till 18 May 2022. Come explore your creativity and get inspired by the National Museum's collection!
Through our publications, we aim to present recent research into museological approaches and curatorial analyses, as well as to showcase our rich collections and reach out to diverse audiences.
The National Museum of Singapore Research Fellowship is open for application from June 27 – July 10, 2022 (both days inclusive).