Past Programmes

Past Programmes

10th Singapore Short Cuts - Call for Entries
Programme21 MAY 2013

10th Singapore Short Cuts - Call for Entries

Celebrating its 10th season this year, Singapore Short Cuts continues to be one of the most popular and widely anticipated showcases of local short films in Singapore.

Submission Deadline: Friday, 28 June 2013
11th Singapore Short Cuts - Call for Entries
Programme21 MAY 2014 - 30 JUN 2014

11th Singapore Short Cuts - Call for Entries

Celebrating its 11th season this year, Singapore Short Cuts continues to be one of the most popular and widely anticipated showcases of local short films in Singapore.

National Museum of Singapore, Deadline is Monday, 30th June
NDP
Programme09 AUG 2018

National Day Open House 2018

Celebrate Singapore's 53rd birthday with us at the National Museum of Singapore!
Come dressed in your best red-and-white outfit and join us for a day of fun programmes inspired by Singapore's icons, including exhibitions about our history and culture, live music performances and a showcase of short films!

Various Venues, 10am - 8.30pm
Free Admission
125 Years of History and Heritage at the National Museum of Singapore
Programme13 OCT 2012

125 Years of History and Heritage at the National Museum of Singapore

Come celebrate with us, the National Museum’s 125th birthday! Pen down your well wishes for this grand dame, and win prizes when you correctly identify National Museum staff and precious artefacts in our collection There will also be chocolate cake and goodie bags* for visitors, so come by with your family and friends!

Various, 10AM to 6PM
12 Days of Christmas Open House
Programme24 DEC 2008 - 04 JAN 2009

12 Days of Christmas Open House

What better way to spend Christmas then to drop by the Museum with your friends and family to enjoy free entry into all exhibitions and programmes from 24 December to 4 January.

1 for 1 Princely Treasures from the House of Liechtenstein Admission
Programme13 SEP 2013 - 29 SEP 2013

1 for 1 Princely Treasures from the House of Liechtenstein Admission

For a limited time only, enjoy 1-for-1 admission to the special exhibition, Princely Treasures from the House of Liechtenstein! Head down with your friends and family for your last chance to catch over 500 years of rare and exquisite European art from now until 29 September!

10am to 6pm daily
398.2 story telling festival
Programme29 NOV 2015

398.2 Story Telling Festival Singapore

Be regaled by some of the nation’s finest storytellers over two exciting days at Singapore's first independent storytelling festival.

The Salon, Glass Atrium, Seminar Room, PLAY@NMS, 11am – 5.30pm
Free admission
3rd Singapore Young Photographer Award 2010 Exhibition
Programme07 JUL 2010 - 25 JUL 2010

3rd Singapore Young Photographer Award 2010 Exhibition

Curated by partner 2902 Gallery, this exhibition sets to exemplify the spirit of creativity and self-expression through the art form of photography. This year’s winners represent the best from over 1,000 submissions received. The stringent criteria of this national competition requires each deserving winner be versatile across varied genres and the exhibition promises to be a visual treat of diverse range.

The Concourse, Level 1, 10:00AM - 8:00PM
4th Singapore International Photography Festival 2014: Open Call Showcase
Programme03 OCT 2014 - 30 NOV 2014

4th Singapore International Photography Festival 2014: Open Call Showcase

The Singapore International Photography Festival 2014, with the theme of “The Infinity”, celebrates the endless possibilities that ideas and collaborations can bring.

National Museum of Singapore, Various Timings
50 Years of Television: An Exhibition - Open Call for Photographs
Programme03 OCT 2013 - 22 NOV 2013

50 Years of Television: An Exhibition - Open Call for Photographs

National Museum of Singapore
50 Years of Television: A Review
Programme23 NOV 2013 - 22 DEC 2013

50 Years of Television: A Review

National Museum of Singapore, Held from 22 Nov - 23 Dec 2013
two million years of design
Programme05 FEB 2016 - 04 MAR 2016

Specialist Tour: 800,000 Years of Design

Discover an extraordinary collection that spans 800,000 years in this tour of the Treasures of the World from the British Museum exhibition, which explores how the form, beauty and significance of the objects we use are constantly evolving. By paying attention to the material aspects of these objects, the tour will reveal surprising stories and reflect on the meaning of design.

Exhibition Galleries, Basement, 7.30pm – 8.30pm
Fully registered
About The PlayDome
Programme14 MAY 2011 - 26 JUN 2011

About The PlayDome

A new creative platform by the museum for children ages 3 and above, The PlayDome invites children to express their unique voices through meaningful and fun play activities based on their visual inspirations and experiences drawn from the galleries and objects found in the museum.

National Museum of Singapore
A Changed World February & March Special Promotions
Programme14 FEB 2014 - 16 MAR 2014

A Changed World February & March Special Promotions

A Dialogue Session with Abbas
Programme18 JUN 2011

A Dialogue Session with Abbas

Following a slideshow presentation from his latest completed work, The Children of the Lotus, a Journey among Buddhists, Magnum photographer Abbas will share his personal reflections on his three-year journey among 12 predominantly Buddhist countries. Haunted by a photo he saw in 2007 of a little girl, an “Unidentified Prisoner” who was about to join others to be massacred in the notorious Tuol Sleng prison under the Khmer Rouge in Cambodia, Abbas raises questions about the acceptance of such brutality against human life in a presumably compassionate society.

Inside Exhibition Gallery 2, 7.00pm - 8.30pm
A Dozen of Those
Programme26 AUG 2011 - 18 DEC 2011

A Dozen of Those

Twelve large bright red helium balloons, each being held by a faceless brown figure sitting on an equally mundane and ordinary looking brown boulder, bespeak Lim Shing Ee’s dilemma as a female Singapore artist living in Japan with her Japanese husband and two young sons. Struggling to balance the choices concerning her identity, loyalty, nationality and sense of belonging, the work is a metaphor for the conflicting forces that confront her which are often beyond her control.

The Rotunda, Level 1, 10am - 8pm daily
A French Affair II: Champagne, the Drink of Champions
Programme25 APR 2009

A French Affair II: Champagne, the Drink of Champions

The April – June 2009 series of workshops will start with A French Affair – a series of four specially designed workshops held in conjunction with the Christian Lacroix the costumier. Champagne first gained world recognition when it was association with French royalty.

The Salon, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
A French Affair III: Exclusive Cocktails Inspired by Christian Lacroix
Programme16 MAY 2009

A French Affair III: Exclusive Cocktails Inspired by Christian Lacroix

The April – June 2009 series of workshops will start with A French Affair – a series of four specially designed workshops held in conjunction with the Christian Lacroix the costumier.

The Salon, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
A French Affair I: Melting Macaroons
Programme12 APR 2009

A French Affair I: Melting Macaroons

Desserts must not only taste good, they must look good too! No wonder then that celebrated French patissiers such as Pierre Hermé and Ladurée dedicate so much time to turning their shop fronts into a visual feast.

The Salon, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
A French Affair IV: The Art of Make-Up
Programme17 MAY 2009

A French Affair IV: The Art of Make-Up

The April – June 2009 series of workshops will start with A French Affair – a series of four specially designed workshops held in conjunction with the Christian Lacroix the costumier.

The Salon, 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Agora
Programme21 FEB 2010

Agora

4th century A.D. Egypt under the Roman Empire… Violent religious upheaval in the streets of Alexandria spills over into the city’s famous Library. Trapped inside its walls, the brilliant astronomer Hypatia and her disciples fight to save the wisdom of the Ancient World…

Gallery Theatre, Basement, 4:00 PM
Airs d'Opéra
Programme30 APR 2009 - 02 MAY 2009

Airs d'Opéra

Sounding the high note for Christian Lacroix the costumier exhibition will be performances by Shane Thio, Cherylene Liew, Anna Koor and William Lim from the Singapore Lyric Opera. Performing within the exhibition gallery and amidst the costumes designed by Christian Lacroix, the quartet will bring to you a repertoire of famous arias and songs from Carmen, Cosi fan tutte, Othello and other well known works.

Exhibition Gallery 1, 8:00PM
A Lighter Side of History: A talk and demonstration of Teochew Metal Rod Puppetry
Programme25 APR 2015

A Lighter Side of History: A talk and demonstration of Teochew Metal Rod Puppetry

In this month's A Lighter Side of History, we explore the art of Teochew Rod Puppetry. Learn about the history of the traditional art and watch a demonstration from a master of the trade.

Perform Room, Level 3, 1.30pm, 3.30pm or 5.30pm (1hr per session)
Programme01 JAN 0001

A Lighter Side of History

A Lighter Side of History: A Blast from the Past
Programme25 JUL 2015

A Lighter Side of History: A Blast from the Past

Take a walk down memory lane with singer Hillary Francis and enjoy his live rendition of popular hits from the 1950s to 1970s.

Glass Atrium, Level 2, 2.30pm - 3.30pm
Lighter side of history
Programme24 FEB 2018

A Lighter Side of History: Discovering the Myths and Wonders of Chinese New Year

Learn more about the history and culture of Chinese New Year in the first A Lighter Side of History programme of the year.

National Museum of Singapore, 11am - 12pm
Agnes, orchid
Programme21 JUL 2018

A Lighter Side of History: Agnes and Her Amazing Orchid

In this National Day Special, join Linda Locke, Agnes’ great-grandniece and author of Agnes and Her Amazing Orchid: How Vanda Miss Joaquim Became Singapore’s National Flower, and the book’s editor Eldes Tran for an insightful discussion.

NMS, Salon, Level 1, 21 July, 2pm- 3pm
Free
camera, photography
Programme14 APR 2018

A Lighter Side of History: A Sharing Session by a Panel of Ex-Rolleians

In this month's A Lighter Side of History hear from ex-Rolleians who will share their stories and memories of working and playing together as a community, as well as showcase their personal Rollei equipment that they have kept over the years.

NMS, Salon, Level 1, 2pm- 3pm
Free
A Lighter Side of History: Interactive Theatre Excerpt of Pioneer (Girls) Generation
Programme28 FEB 2015

A Lighter Side of History: Interactive Theatre Excerpt of Pioneer (Girls) Generation

In this month's A Lighter Side of History, we explore the issue of growing old in Singapore in through an interactive theatre performance of an excerpt from Pioneer (Girls) Generation by The Necessary Stage.

Gallery Theatre, Basement, 4pm - 5.30pm
A Lighter Side of History: Joint Picture Joins Hearts
Programme30 MAY 2015

A Lighter Side of History: Joint Picture Joins Hearts

A Lighter Side of History presents a special programme this month, Joint Picture Joins Hearts which aims to provide a safe platform for grandparents and grandchild to express their value and respect for one another through an alternative way of communication – art.

Create Room, Level 3, 10am - 11.30am; 12pm - 1.30pm
Free admission with registration
Programme24 SEP 2016

A Lighter Side of History: Our Forgotten Food Heritage – A Talk and Cooking Demonstration by Sylvia Tan

Some foods in Singapore can no longer be bought for love or money. This talk by culinary expert Sylvia Tan will focus on the forgotten aspects of our food heritage, told through cooking utensils that are no longer used today, dishes that are no longer eaten, and styles of cooking and eating that are no longer practised.

The Salon, Level 1, National Museum of Singapore, 2.30pm – 4.30pm
Registration is full
A Lighter Side of History: Preserving Singapore's Food Heritage in the 21st Century
Programme31 JAN 2015

A Lighter Side of History: Preserving Singapore's Food Heritage in the 21st Century

We’re a nation of foodies, people who readily traverse the island in search of famous food stalls. But how much do you know about Singapore’s food heritage? Find out more for yourself at the month’s drool-inducing A Lighter Side of History programme!

The Salon, Level 1, 4pm - 5.30pm
A Lighter Side of History: Singapore Malay Music of the 1990s
Programme16 MAY 2015

A Lighter Side of History: Singapore Malay Music of the 1990s

A renaissance of traditional Malay music took place in the 1990s. Popularized by artists such as Ramli Sarip, M. Nasir and many others, this style of music is a fusion of Western pop and traditional Malay music. It eventually came to be known as Nusantara. Find out more in May's A Lighter Side of History.

Gallery Theatre, Basement, 4pm - 5.30pm
Free admission with registration
A Lighter Side of History: The Spirit of Christmas
Programme27 DEC 2014

A Lighter Side of History: The Spirit of Christmas

Learn more about the history and culture of our Eurasian community in the last A Lighter Side of History programme of the year.

National Museum of Singapore, 3pm - 4.20pm
ALIVE@Bukit Chandu
Programme15 FEB 2013 - 17 FEB 2013

ALIVE@Bukit Chandu

Celebrate Total Defence Day at Reflections at Bukit Chandu. Relive the story of how 1,400 men from our Malay Regiment stood heroically took the last stand against 13,000 advancing enemy soldiers.

Reflections at Bukit Chandu, 31-K Pepys Road Singapore 118458, Friday to Sunday, 9am to 5pm (last guided tour at 3.30pm)
All Wrapped Up – Sari Sensation!
Programme25 JUL 2009

All Wrapped Up – Sari Sensation!

The Indian Sari is a timeless garment with a history of over 5000 years. Designs, patterns and even wearing styles have evolved over the years, but nothing identifies a woman as ethnically Indian as strongly as the sari.

The Salon, 3:00pm
Programme30 APR 2016

A Lighter Side of History: Behind the Scenes with Bhaskar's Arts Academy

Kathakali is a traditional Indian drama-dance art form, noted for its captivating make-up and elaborate costumes. Catch a glimpse of the intricate pre-performance preparation with this month's A Lighter Side of History.

Perform Room, Level 3, 5pm – 6pm
Free with registration
Programme29 AUG 2015

A Lighter Side of History: Exploring the Splendour of Western Penmanship through the Letters of Sir Stamford Raffles

Penmanship is a fascinating form of art. Drawing references from letters written by Sir Stamford Raffles, this programme offers a lighter perspective of the historical personality through the style of penmanship he adopted, and the possible types of tools he used in those days.

CREATE Space at PLAY @ National Museum of Singapore, Level 3, Session 1: 1.30pm – 3pm | Session 2: 3.30pm – 5pm
Free admission with registration
Programme25 DEC 2015

A Lighter Side of History: A Family’s Journey into the World of Aromatic Arts

In the last edition of A Lighter Side of History this year, we travel back in time with local perfume maker Johari Kazura, who shares his experiences of growing up in Kampong Gelam, above a perfume shop started by his grandfather in 1933.

The Salon, Level 1, 2.30pm – 3.30pm
Free with registration
Programme30 JAN 2016

A Lighter Side of History: Chinese New Year Customs & Taboos

Learn more about the food culture and the dos and don’ts during Chinese New Year among the the various dialect groups with Kuan Eng, the author of a series of dialect pictorial books. He will also present live illustrations of various items associated with Chinese New Year.

Gallery Theatre, Basement, 2pm – 3.30pm
Free with registration
Programme30 JUL 2016

A Lighter Side of History: Singapore in my Dreams

Join local picture-book author Lee Kow Fong’s (Ah Guo/阿果) as he shares his creative process and take you on a journey throughh his whimsical and child-like works in July’s A Lighter Side of History.

The Salon, Level 1, 2.30pm – 3.30pm
Talk has been fully registered
Programme25 JUN 2016

A Lighter Side of History: Pineapple tart-making workshop with Rita Zahara

Join Rita Zahara, the multi-talented TV personality and author of Malay Heritage Cooking, as she shares her recipe and baking tips in this hands-on workshop in this month's A Lighter Side of History.

Activity Space, Level 3, 11.30am – 12.30pm
$18 per person

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