Belonging to a Singaporean collector, the private museum showcases an extensive collection of vintage toys, including rare and unique one-of-a-kind pieces from the mid-19th century to mid-20th Century.
The collection, one of the finest in the world and is valued at over S$5 million. More than half of the collection was found in Singapore and can be regarded as part of Singapore's heritage.
The Asian Civilisations Museum is launching a new introductory display. The Ancient Religions Gallery will trace the spread of religions from India to China, Sri Lanka, and Southeast Asia. A thousand years of sculpture will show the change in art from early cults to international forms of Hinduism and Buddhism. The displays demonstrate how the cultures of Gandhara, Kushan, Tang China, and Srivijaya gave new expression to these systems of belief.
Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum (LKCNHM) located at the Kent Ridge campus of the National University of Singapore, is proud to present Singapore’s first and only permanent natural history exhibition, showcasing centuries-old exhibits which includes South-east Asian specimens and near-complete fossils of three giant dinosaurs.
Housed in the former Supreme Court building, the UOB Southeast Asia Gallery presents an exhibition on the art of Southeast Asia through shared artistic impulses across the region.
Starting in the 19th century, the history of Southeast Asian art is characterised by a continuous encounter with the new, inseparably linked to the region’s tumultuous social and political history.
The meaning and expression of art was constantly negotiated as artists of Southeast Asia sought to incorporate and reinvent local expressions and aesthetic traditions as they grappled with modernity.
The curatorial narrative explores four main themes places in a broadly chronological sequence, each one critically examining the shared artistic impulse of the region for each period: 'Authority and Anxiety', 'Imagining Country and Self', 'Manifesting the Nation', and 'Re:Defining Art'.
17 Volcanoes is shaped around a series of expeditions from Singapore to Java that track the itinerary of Explorer Franz Junghuhn to 17 of his favourite volcanoes. The expeditions are made by a small group of artists, scholars and professionals operating within the fields of humanities, science, urbanism and architecture, passing through densely populated areas and volcanic areas, questioning the traditional opposition between the urban and the land.
The Chinese Art collection consists of bronzes, ceramics and paintings, gathered to represent the expansive history of Chinese art. The nucleus of this collection was established and developed at the Nanyang University in the 1970s with significant expansion in the 1980s under the newly inaugurated National University of Singapore (NUS).
This exhibition of art works produced during the period of the Indochinese and Vietnam Wars (1945-1975) draws from the one of the largest privately held collections of the genre. The works were collected by Dato’ N. Parameswaran during his appointment as Ambassador of Malaysia to Vietnam, stationed in Hanoi, between 1990 – 1993. These were the middle years of Doi Moi, the period of Vietnamese economic reforms begun in 1986 that aimed at bringing about socialist market liberalisation.
Bringing together finds from past and newer excavations from Fort Canning (Singapore) to Changsha (China), these finds from the pre-colonial and colonial periods sample the materials produced and used in Singapore and beyond. Further, as part of an evolving body of artefacts, they provide a glimpse into the dynamics between material culture and history, and its making.
Visit Singapore's first and only children's science centre that encourages learning through activity, play and exploration.
The KidsSTOP exhibition galleries has four interactive zones, the Imagine, Experience, Discover and Dream zone. Each designed to engage your child's imagination and creativity and encourage hands-on learning.
Let your children venture into their curiousity and into the imaginary world where learning and discovery is fun and exciting! Recommended for children from pre-school to lower primary levels.
Highlights - The Imagine Zone, The Experience Zone, The Discover Zone and The Dream Zone.
Great Peranakans celebrates the achievements of 50 men and women who have shaped Singaporean life and culture over the past two centuries. These pioneers made important contributions in art, culture, education, business, governance, and public service. Collectively, their stories and the more than 100 objects from their lives invite greater contemplation of evolving Peranakan and Singaporean identities.