List of

Singapore Events On 17 May 2018

prep-room | BUAYA: The Making Of A Non-Myth

Oct 5, 2017 - May 19, 2018

Buaya: The Making of a Non-Myth is an evolving body of works around ideas on the saltwater crocodile in Singapore. This edition continues Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum conservator Kate Pocklington's ongoing research around present and historic records of this reptile's population and circulation in the human habitat of Singapore. Image: Buaya Stones 54-69 | Rochor - Kallang, Kate Pocklington, 2017.


“Always Moving”: The Batik Art of Sarkasi Said

Sep 22, 2017 - Jun 30, 2018

An exhibition of batik works by Sarkasi Said from the 1990s to the present, this exhibition follows the personal development of Sarkasi’s style and traces the history of his practice, from his days as itinerant street artist, to becoming a prominent batik artist. Eleven works are included in the exhibition, collectively demonstrating shifting interests from discipline to the expressive, from allusions to tradition and nature to the imagined space, in his words, “… always moving”.


“Who Wants to Remember a War?” War Drawings and Posters from the Ambassador Dato’ N. Parameswaran Collection

Jul 1, 2016 - Jul 7, 2018

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.


prep-room | After Ballads

Nov 3, 2017 - Jul 31, 2018

After Ballads is a prep-room project by artist Fyerool Darma that locates literary foundations to historic figures such as Abdullah bin Abdul Kadir, and objects from the museum collection. This series of presentations are exercises on the epistemology of texts, artefacts, and systems of language that proceeds to trace how it is shaping contemporary society. Image: Study of Portrait No. 15 (A man of bananas and thorns), Fyerool Darma, 2017.


Radio Malaya: Abridged Conversations About Art

Jan 17, 2017 - Dec 31, 2018

As a backdrop to the evolving discussion on Malayan culture which Hsu was part of, the exhibition introduces selected writings by T.K. Sabapathy and S. Rajaratnam, the former pertains to Southeast Asian art historiography, and the latter as a call for a cultural history that forms part of a shaping of community and nation. These frames provide ways to consider the Museum’s collection whose collecting histories may be associated with Malaya’s period of formation and art history.


1+1=1: Ng Eng Teng

Jan 14, 2016 - Dec 31, 2018

Through the motifs of spacing and difference, this exhibition features works by the artist Ng Eng Teng produced between 1958 and 2001. The title of the exhibition takes as its point of reference a series of sculptures developed by the artist during the 1990s. Image: Gallery Impression by Geraldine Kang for NUS Museum


NUS Baba House

Jan 1, 2015 - Dec 31, 2018

Now conceived as a heritage house facilitating research, appreciation and reflection of Straits Chinese history and culture, the NUS Baba House at 157 Neil Road was built around 1895 and was once the ancestral home of a Peranakan Chinese family. Visits by appointment only. Tours five times a week. Email [email protected] to reserve spaces.

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Lee Kong Chian Chinese Art Collection

Jan 1, 2014 - Dec 31, 2018

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).


Archaeology Library

Jan 1, 2014 - Dec 31, 2018

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.


Human Body Experience (HBX)

S$15.00 - S$20.00

If you’ve always wanted to explore the fascinating workings of the human body, why not dive right in? This journey takes you inside the human anatomy, through organs, muscles and systems, and lets you interact and play with the amazing functions of the body.

This feast of light, sound and pneumatics makes this exhibition a perfect way for adults and children to be educated, excited and enlightened about the human body. You’ll step into the mouth of a 6m tall human face into a journey through the fascinating human anatomy. See, hear and feel what it’s like to be an explorer inside five main systems of your body: the circulatory, digestive, immune, nervous and respiratory systems.

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