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PressTuesday, February 23, 2021

Picturing The Pandemic: A Visual Record of COVID-19 in Singapore

Featuring commissioned photographs and film, alongside personal objects contributed by the public, the exhibition is a documentation of how people in Singapore live through and experience the pandemic, to be shared with future generations.

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PressTuesday, December 15, 2020

Home, Truly: Growing Up With Singapore, 1950s to the Present

In collaboration with The Straits Times, the National Museum of Singapore presents Home, Truly: Growing Up with Singapore, 1950s to the Present, which explores the moments and experiences in Singapore’s past and present that express our identity and collective memory as a people.

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PressMonday, September 14, 2020

Every Body Plays a Part: A Showcase of Public Health Crises and Responses in Singapore

This online showcase will provide insights into Singapore’s past experiences with infectious diseases and public health issues and observes how some of these measures are still undertaken to
manage the COVID-19 pandemic today.

PressFriday, May 22, 2020

Collecting Contemporary Singapore

A joint COVID-19 collection drive by the National Library Board (NLB) and the National Museum of Singapore (NMS) from 22 May to 31 December 2020 is calling for individuals, communities and organisations to contribute materials that document experiences of the pandemic in Singapore.

PressMonday, December 2, 2019

Astrolabe – whakaterenga

Astrolabe – whakaterenga, a digital art showcase that combines virtual reality, audio-visuals, dance and kinetics will make its debut at the National Museum of Singapore on 5 December for a month, as part of its DigiMuse initiative.

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PressWednesday, September 18, 2019

An Old New World: From the East Indies to the Founding of Singapore, 1600s–1819

From 21 September 2019 to 29 March 2020, the National Museum of Singapore will present An Old New World: From the East Indies to the Founding of Singapore, 1600s–1819, an exhibition that uncovers fascinating stories about Singapore, two centuries before the arrival of Sir Stamford Raffles.

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PressMonday, July 29, 2019

Quiet Room at the National Museum of Singapore

The National Museum of Singapore will be launching its latest accessibility initiative, the Quiet Room, on 1 August 2019. Supported by BNP Paribas Singapore, the Quiet Room provides a dedicated space for children who might experience sensory or social overstimulation, in particular children on the autism spectrum, who may need a calmer environment before resuming their museum visit.

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PressWednesday, May 29, 2019

Children's Special 2019

The National Museum of Singapore is set to launch its first official interactive family guide on 1 June 2019, in conjunction with the school holidays and Children’s Special, the museum’s month-long programme featuring interactive installations and activities for children. Get Curious! – The Official Interactive Family Guide to the National Museum of Singapore was created to encourage families and children to go on a journey together to unearth stories behind fascinating artefacts in four of the museum’s permanent galleries, in a fun and interactive way.

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PressFriday, May 17, 2019

Tang Holdings Private Limited donates private collection to the National Museum of Singapore

Tang Holdings has donated the Tang Holdings Collection of letters, memorabilia and books of Sir Stamford Raffles and Lady Raffles to the National Museum of Singapore — a timely gift in commemoration of Singapore’s bicentennial this year.

Packaging Matters
PressWednesday, April 3, 2019

Packaging Matters: Singapore’s Food Packaging Story from the Early 20th Century

As part of its ongoing endeavour to tell the Singapore story in creative and engaging ways, the National Museum of Singapore is proud to present Packaging Matters: Singapore’s Food Packaging Story from the Early 20th Century. The exhibition chronicles the development of food packing in Singapore, from the early bottling and canning factories in the late 19th to early 20th centuries, to the light industries of the 1960s–70s when food was manufactured in factories.

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PressThursday, January 17, 2019

Digimuse Presents 2019

As part of its endeavour to lead digital innovation in the cultural sector, the National Museum of Singapore exhibited seven projects that bring to life the amalgamation of art, culture and technology in its latest edition of DigiMuse Presents, held on 18 January in conjunction with Singapore Art Week 2019.

Unhomed Belongings
PressThursday, January 10, 2019

Unhomed Belongings

Unhomed Belongings is the first-ever documentation of an artistic dialogue between American actress and artist Lucy Liu, and Asia Pacific Breweries (APB) Foundation Signature Art Prize Jurors’ Choice Award recipient, Shubigi Rao from Singapore. Copresented by the National Museum of Singapore and private non-profit arts organisation The Ryan Foundation, the exhibition Lucy Liu and Shubigi Rao: Unhomed Belongings was open to the public for free from 12 January to 24 February 2019.