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.
This October, National Museum of Singapore marks 130 years since Sir Frederick Weld, the Governor of the Straits Settlements at that time, opened the institution, which was formerly known as the Raffles Library and Museum building.
In commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the fall of Singapore, the National Museum of
Singapore is the principal curator in an international exhibition with never-before-seen artefacts
and untold accounts of the fall of Singapore.
The first digital gallery at the National Museum of Singapore, Gallery10, aims at being an experimental space where the relationship between art and digital technology is celebrated and explored, allowing more opportunities for people to collaborate and express their creativity in innovative ways.
As part of the final stage of the National Museum’s revamp of its permanent galleries, the Glass Rotunda will reopen after two years of renovation works to showcase two new permanent installations – a commissioned work titled Story of the Forest by internationally renowned art collective teamLab , and the Singapore, Very Old Tree exhibit by acclaimed local photographer and artist, Robert Zhao.
Visitors to the National Museum of Singapore will now be greeted with a shimmering display of light and colour when over 14,000 Swarovski crystals swing to the rhythm of the museum’s latest permanent art installation, Wings of a Rich Manoeuvre by home grown artist Suzann Victor.
‘What Is Not Visible Is Not Invisible’ debuts a selection of international artworks from the
French Regional Collections of Contemporary Art (FRAC) for the first time in Asia Pacific.
A key event of the annual Children’s Season, Masak Masak 2016 returns for its third edition from 28 May – 31 July 2016, at the National Museum of Singapore.
Come visit the Treasures of the World from the British Museum exhibition for some family fun this school holiday! The much-loved blockbuster exhibition will extend its run till 3 July 2016 and families can engage in a range of school holiday activities held in conjunction with the exhibition.
the National Museum of Singapore will feature a video installation titled, A Moment of Unity, by local filmmaker Royston Tan, one year after the passing of Singapore’s first Prime Minister, Lee Kuan Yew. The video uses images captured by photographers on the ground: Aik Beng Chia, Edwin Koo, Lim Zerui, Loh Keng Fun, Mindy Tan, Ronald Lee, Shintaro Tay as well as photojournalists at The Straits Times Picture desk.
A key component of the highly anticipated Singapore Night Festival, Night Lights features a diverse showcase of specially-commissioned light art installations by Singaporean and international artists. This year, the National Museum of Singapore is proud to launch its first open call for the concept submission of light art installations for Night Lights 2016.
The National Museum of Singapore will be revamping the Explore space in PLAY@National Museum. The last day that the public can visit the space is 31 December 2015, before it reopens in May 2016.
Get up close and personal with some of the world’s finest artefacts from now until the end of May! For the next six months, 239 exceptional objects and treasures will be on display in the Treasures of the World from the British Museum exhibition at the National Museum of Singapore.
For the first time, an exhibition that chronicles the contributions made by the nation’s founding team of leaders in the first 10 pivotal years (1965 to 1975) of Singapore’s independence, will open to the public from 22 September 2015.
The National Museum of Singapore re-opens its permanent galleries on Saturday, 19 September 2015. To celebrate the re-opening, the National Museum has put together a fun-filled Opening Weekend Carnival that will take place on Saturday and Sunday, 19 and 20 September. Everyone is invited to celebrate the museum’s re-opening at the carnival and to take a refreshed look at Singapore’s history in the new galleries.
Come 19 September, the 128 year old National Museum of Singapore will re-open six permanent galleries to the public. Visitors can expect to see updated historical narratives, new artefacts that have not been displayed before, as well as interactive stations.
The National Museum of Singapore and developer City Developments Limited (CDL) will commission award-winning sculptor Yeo Chee Kiong, to design and produce a special SG50 sculpture to commemorate the nation’s 50th anniversary of independence.
This memorial exhibition at the National Museum of Singapore chronicles the life and political career of Singapore’s first Prime Minister and founding father Lee Kuan Yew.
Come 2015, the National Museum of Singapore will welcome a new sculpture on its premises - and it could be designed by you. In celebration of Singapore’s 50th anniversary of independence, the Museum has partnered with developer City Developments Limited (CDL) to launch its first open call for the concept submission of this special SG50 commemorative public sculpture.
The National Museum of Singapore will be closing its Singapore History Gallery, Singapore Living Galleries and Goh Seng Choo Gallery over the coming months for the next phase of its major revamp to bring visitors a brand new museum experience.
Photojournalism exhibition invites visitors on a discovery of how our experiences have defined Singapore’s past, present and how they continue to shape our future
For the first time in Asia, the National Museum of Singapore is proud to present Genesis, an exhibition showcasing 245 black and white images of our planet by world renowned photographer, Sebastião Salgado, designed and curated by Lélia Wanick Salgado.
The refreshed National Museum aims to be a museum for the people – a civic space which Singaporeans will enjoy visiting, allowing for reflection on what Singapore has achieved in the past, and inspiring confidence in our future. It therefore aims to connect well with visitors through greater interactive and participatory experiences as well as enhanced coherence and integration of its narratives and displays.