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PressFriday, January 26, 2024

Plastic: Remaking Our World

Uncover the evolution of the revolutionary material of plastic, at a special travelling exhibition premiering in Asia at the National Museum of Singapore. Plastic: Remaking Our World examines the pervasive use of plastic through a global and local
lens and aims to encourage conversations around the material’s progression and environmental impacts in our society.

PressTuesday, May 2, 2023

Spinning Connections

The National Museum of Singapore and the Maybank Foundation celebrate the diverse intangible cultural heritage of Singapore and Southeast Asia with new series of commissioned videos.

Inspired by the National Museum’s collection, the four video artworks pay tribute to the various aspects of intangible cultural heritage of our region’s communities across food, dance, martial arts and storytelling.

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PressTuesday, April 11, 2023


The National Museum of Singapore has created the first purpose- built dedicated social space for seniors in a local museum, in partnership with Lien Foundation. Named Reunion, the space opens on 13 April 2023 and will support the museum’s initiatives for seniors, to encourage meaningful conversations and activities using the museum’s collection and exhibition galleries.

PressMonday, November 7, 2022

The Doraemon Exhibition Singapore 2022

The Doraemon Exhibition lands at the National Museum of Singapore, its first global showcase outside of Japan in 2022. It showcases Doraemon through the lens of 28 leading contemporary Japanese artists and arts groups, the artworks on display respond to the theme of “Create Your Own Original Doraemon”, as well as featuring distinctive artworks that capture the artists’ memories of Doraemon and their take on Japan’s beloved icon. The exhibition presents a diverse mix of ideas, mediums and techniques that include paintings, sculptures, graphics and photography. Two artworks by Singaporean artists are also exclusively presented as part of this showcase.

PressFriday, June 10, 2022

OFF / ON: Everyday Technology that Changed our Lives, 1970s – 2000s

Reconnect with some of the innovative technological icons from our past through a series of immersive installations set in familiar, nostalgic settings, complemented with engaging digital games and activities. Presented as part of the National Museum's Collecting Contemporary Singapore initiative that aims to broaden the museum's efforts in documenting diverse perspectives of contemporary Singapore, this showcase encourages visitors to reflect on how technology has made an indelible mark on their everyday life.

PressWednesday, April 20, 2022

Rooting for Change: Artistic Responses to Climate Change and Sustainability

The National Museum of Singapore together with Maybank Foundation is pleased to showcase three multimedia artworks that were created as an artistic response to climate change and sustainability. The artists have drawn inspiration from the museum’s collection to create fresh connections between environmental issues that concern our present and allow us to imagine what our future might look like.

PressFriday, January 28, 2022

Dislocations: Memory & Meaning of the Fall of Singapore, 1942

Dislocations: Memory and Meaning of the Fall of Singapore, 1942 is a commemorative exhibition to mark the 80th anniversary of the British Surrender to the Imperial Japanese Army in Singapore on 15 February 1942. It features a blend of physical objects, documents and oral histories woven into specially designed spaces meant to evoke reflections and conversations among visitors, as they explore the notion of “war memory” and the different ways it can be remembered and retold.