MUSEUM ROUNDTABLE LAUNCHES 25TH ANNIVERSARY TRAVELLING EXHIBITION TO SHOWCASE DIVERSE OFFERINGS FROM MUSEUMS ACROSS SINGAPORE
The Museum Roundtable (MR) will be launching a special travelling exhibition titled Museum Roundtable 25: Celebrating the Silver Jubilee of the Museums in Singapore, which tells the story of the Museum Roundtable, and features artefacts from various museums and galleries in Singapore, in a culmination of its year-long 25th anniversary celebrations.
The MR was established in 1996 as part of the National Heritage Board’s (NHB) efforts to develop a vibrant and diverse museum landscape in Singapore, and to position museums as unique cultural destinations. Since then, its membership has grown to comprise 62 public and private museums, galleries and heritage institutions, spanning seven diverse categories: Art, Culture and Community, Defence, Healthcare, Lifestyles and Collectibles, National History, and Science and Innovation.
Date: 1 December 2021 to 26 January 2022
Time: Various timings, depending on venue opening hours
Venue: Various locations
Presented by NHB in collaboration with 26 MR members, the travelling exhibition kicks off at Raffles City Singapore, and will make its rounds around Singapore to Junction 8 and Westgate malls, before concluding at the National Museum of Singapore. The travelling exhibition is part of the MR’s efforts to encourage more Singaporeans and tourists to explore local museums and galleries, and will shine a spotlight on the evolution of MR since its formation, its signature initiatives, and key achievements over the years. Visitors will also be able to receive coupons for special discounts and free gifts at participating museums in Singapore, during the weekends, while stocks last.
Ms Chang Hwee Nee, Chief Executive of NHB and Chairperson of the Museum Roundtable, said, “The travelling exhibition provides a glimpse of the richness, depth and breadth of what our museums and galleries have to offer. It is a fitting way to celebrate the Museum Roundtable’s silver jubilee, and to recognise its vital role in developing a vibrant museum and heritage landscape in Singapore. We hope that visitors will gain a fresh appreciation of our local museums and be encouraged to visit them, especially the smaller and lesser-known ones, and discover more of their unique offerings.”
Celebrate the festive season at the MR Travelling Exhibition
Using giant gumball machines as a new way to display museum collections, the traveling exhibition will feature 11 artefacts from participating museums and galleries, as well as memorabilia from past MR programmes, including commemorative pins from one of the earliest MR signature programmes, Battle for Singapore.
In addition to enjoying the specially-curated collection of highlights from the participating museums, members of the public who visit the exhibition during the weekends will stand a chance to receive special MR 25th Anniversary Coupons, while stocks last¹. The coupons provide free gifts, one-for-one admissions, and discounts at participating museums. The MR is also holding two online contests in December 2021 and January 2022 on the I Love Museums Facebook page where visitors will stand a chance to win special anniversary edition prizes.
Museum Roundtable 25: Celebrating the Silver Jubilee of the Museums in Singapore will be on display at Raffles City Singapore shopping centre from today until 15 December, before travelling to different locations across the island. The full schedule is listed below:
- 2 December – 15 December 2021: Raffles City Singapore
- 16 December – 27 December 2021: Junction 8
- 28 December 2021 – 10 January 2022: Westgate
- 11 January 2021 – 26 January 2022: National Museum of Singapore
For more information on the travelling exhibition, please visit here.
List of MR members participating in the travelling exhibition
1. ArtScience Museum
2. Asian Civilisations Museum
3. Changi Chapel Museum
4. Eurasian Heritage Gallery
5. Home Team Gallery
6. Indian Heritage Centre
7. Kwong Wai Shiu Hospital Heritage Gallery
8. Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum
9. MINT Museum of Toys
10. National Gallery Singapore
11. National Museum of Singapore
12. NEWater Visitor Centre
13. Police Heritage Centre
14. Reflections at Bukit Chandu
15. Science Centre Singapore
16. Singapore Chinese Cultural Centre
17. Singapore Discovery Centre
18. Singapore Maritime Gallery
19. Singapore Musical Box Museum
20. Singapore Sports Museum
21. Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall
22. The Battlebox
23. The Gem Museum
24. The Intan
25. The SGH Museum
26. Malay Heritage Centre
¹ 250 coupons will be distributed via the giant gumball machine to the public on each day of the weekend.
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