With a history dating back to its inception in 1887, the National Museum of Singapore is the nation's oldest museum with a progressive mind.
Where does "design" end and "art" begin? What connects the two? When are they mutually exclusive? What makes an object of classic design become an object of contemporary art? The artists in Come-in are posed these questions and they attempt to find answers through their varied responses. They approach the designs of furniture, ceramics, textiles, interior architecture, and publishing from a contemporary art perspective. Towards this end, they adopt a range of media including drawings, installations and sculptures to models, photography and videography. The results can sometimes be unusual while at other times, enigmatic and full of irony, but always challenging and inspiring both as art and design. An international touring exhibition developed by the Institut fur Auslandsbeziehungen (IFA), Stuttgart, Germany and presented in cooperation with the Goethe-Institut Singapore.
Take a trip through 700 years of Singapore's history with your little ones with our Family Time Guide to find out how life in this Lion City has changed over the centuries. On your journey, you will meet various historical figures as well as landmark objects in each phase of Singapore's history. Explore how people from different communities used to live, their aspirations and how they helped shape the Singapore we see today.