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Friends of the Museums

Friends of the Museums (FOM)is a volunteer, non-profit society that complements the efforts of the National Heritage Board (NHB) in bringing the knowledge of Asian history, culture and art to the community. FOM achieves this by providing guiding services and other forms of partnership to 9 of Singapore’s museums and heritage institutions.

Founded in 1978, FOM presently has nearly 1,500 members, from over 50 countries. It is also an associate member of the prestigious World Federation of the Friends of Museums.

FOM provides its own members with enrichment opportunities via docent training, study groups and other educational and cultural programmes. Membership is open to anyone who shares its vision. FOM offers six different membership categories to choose from.

At NMS, FOM provides free guided tours in English, Japanese, French and Korean. To be a weekday volunteer guide in English and Japanese, it is necessary to be a FOM member and successfully complete the docent training programme. The extensive training includes lectures, field trips, recommended reading as well as the preparation of gallery talks and the final tour paper.

Those wishing to guide in French or Korean are also required to complete the training in English before they can guide in these languages.

Find out more about being a weekday English guide. For any queries, please call 6337 3685 or e-mail office@fom.sg

For enquiries regarding the FOM, please contact: 6337 3685 or e-mail office@fom.sg.

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FOM NMS DT Sep2023