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The Things We Do, Old and New: An Interactive Showcase

This showcase features artworks by children and seniors who participated in the museum's inter-generational programme, which focused on the different trades and occupations in Singapore's early days. Before creating the artworks, participants took a virtual tour of the museum’s Singapore History Gallery and Modern Colony gallery, where they viewed a selection of artefacts related to five jobs: traders & merchants, rickshaw pullers, policemen, amahs and craftsmen.

View a showcase of artworks created by children and seniors, focusing on their interpretations of occupations of the past and present as well as possible occupations for the future. Read on for the inspiration behind selected artworks by the children and seniors!

IG Labels Sample_Carpenter Drifit Shirt

IG Labels Sample_Half Robot Merchant

IG Labels Sample_Alien Market Merchant

IG Labels Sample_Majie

IG Labels Sample_Robot Helper

IG Labels Sample_Underwater Policeman

Visit the physical showcase at Glass Atrium, Level 2 from 28 May – 26 Jun to view the artworks displayed across 8 cube structures. Click on the links to view the inspiration behind all 30 artworks!

Structure 1

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Structure 2

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Structure 3

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Structure 4

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Structure 5

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Structure 6

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Structure 7

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Structure 8

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For optimal viewing on computers/laptops, we recommend selecting View > Page Display > Two Page View in the PDF.

This programme is held in conjunction with Children's Season 2022: Get Curious! Our Early Settlers. Click below to join us for a fun-filled June Holidays!

Children's Season 2022 Programmes