The first realised project under the Ignite series, Imagining a Geographical Presence is an exhibition that draws upon the history of mapping, specifically restored maps of Singapore from 1819 to 1965. In 2001, Joon Kiat received a Shell-National Arts Council scholarship to pursue a Masters in Fine Arts at Kent Institute of Art and Design, United Kingdom. He has also received other scholarships such as Ericsson and Georgette Chen Scholarships.
IGNITE: Creative Talent Platform
This programme features projects selected from the Museum's open call platform that provides space and support for local talents from all genres to create distinctive work inspired by history and heritage. Selected talents are given access to the Museum's facilities, research and collections over a period of time, for incubation and project development before a public presentation.