On this day in
1598 Gian Lorenzo Bernini
perhaps the greatest sculptor-architect of the 17th century was born
1863 Italian composer Pietro Mascagni was born
1985 Robert von Ranke Graves English poet, scholar, and novelist died.
The Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM) is the first museum in the region to present a broad yet integrated perspective of pan-Asian cultures and civilisations spread over 11 galleries and three levels. Departing from the traditional chronological approach, the story of Asia is showcased in themed galleries integrated with multimedia and interactive components.
As the future building undergoes preservation and refurbishment, the current exhibitions are held at the Singapore Art Museum.
The National Art Gallery will be a civic and creative space, established for the enrichment, enjoyment, and engagement of Singaporeans and visitors from all over the world. With its Southeast Asian focus, the National Art Gallery aims to be accessible to its visitors and users, in physical, intellectual, cultural, social and virtual terms. The National Art Gallery will provide a regional cultural backdrop, broad interpretation framework for understanding Singapore’s culture and heritage in the context of visual arts development in the regional and international arts scene.
Designed to be the People’s museum, National Museum of Singapore prides itself on introducing cutting edge and varied ways of presenting history to redefine the conventional museum experience. More than just a space for exhibitions and artefacts, the Museum will also distinguish itself through its challenging and vibrant festivals and events that will unleash new creative possibilities in culture and heritage.
The Peranakan Museum houses the world’s finest and most comprehensive collection of Peranakan artefacts, is the latest addition to the National Heritage Board’s family of museums. The Peranakan Museum presents a Southeast Asian-wide view of Peranakan culture including the elaborate 12-day Peranakan wedding, the role of the Nonyas, prominent Peranakans in Singapore’s history, food and feasting.
The largest collection of 20th century Singapore and Southeast Asian art in the world. Housed in a restored 19th century mission school, the Singapore art Museum (SAM) owns the largest collection of over 7,500 20th century Singapore and Southeast Asian artworks in the world. They include works by Singapore pioneer artists such as Liu Kang, Georgette Chen and Chen Wen His, as well as Southeast Asian masters of modern and contemporary art.