The More We Get Together: Singapore’s Playgrounds 1930 – 2030
Opening Weekend Specials
National Museum of Singapore
Date: 20 April – 22 April 2018 (Friday – Sunday)

Join us for a fun-filled weekend of activities to celebrate the opening of the exhibition as part of the Singapore Heritage Festival!

Artist Talk with Matali Crasset
Date: 20 April 2018 (Friday)
Time: 7.30pm to 8.30pm
Venue: The Salon, Level 1
Artist Talk with Matali Crasset

Image courtesy of Matali Crasset

Matali Crasset, the artist behind the National Museum of Singapore’s latest installation in its Rotunda, is committed to art and design that inspires and moves people. Her installations and architectural designs have been described as “empathetic spaces”, spaces that help people relate better to one another. Attend this talk to learn more about Crasset’s innovative practice and her installation The Dynamic Lines of Our Nest, one of Singapore’s first art installations commissioned specifically for families with toddlers.

Tots’ Workshop with Matali Crasset
Date: 21 April 2018 (Saturday)
Time: 11am to 12pm
Venue: Rotunda, Level 1
Suitable for ages 18 months to 3 years

Experience art that builds family bonds in this special art workshop by French artist Matali Crasset, crafted just for toddlers and their families. Suitable for children from ages 18 months to 3 years old. Each child must be accompanied by a parent.

About the Artist
Matali Crasset is a French artist with a background in industrial design. Her work begins with observations of everyday practices, which she eventually tweaks, challenges and improves through the spaces and objects she creates, visit here

Bouncy Adventures
Date: 21 & 22 April 2018 (Saturday and Sunday)
Time: 10am to 12pm, 3.30pm to 5.30pm
Venue: The Front Lawn
Suitable for ages 2 and up

Embark on a bouncy adventure at the National Museum with interactive inflatable playgrounds inspired by iconic mosaic playgrounds of yesteryear! You can also go on an “animal hunt” with our animal springers for more bouncy fun.

Young Cinema by Robot Playground Media (SG)
Date: 21 & 22 April 2018 (Saturday and Sunday)
Time: 10am to 12pm, 2.30pm to 4.30pm
Venue: The Salon, Level 1
Suitable for ages 3 and up

The National Museum’s Young Cinema programme returns with TimeScapes – A Singapore Anthology, a collection of animated short films about life, love and the landscapes of Singapore past and present.

Glass Magnet Drop-in Craft Station
Date: 21 and 22 April 2018 (Saturday and Sunday)
Time: 10.30am to 1.30pm
Venue: Glass Atrium, Level 2
Limited to first 150 participants per day.

Create your own Playgrounds memorabilia magnet with the help of talented facilitators from Tinkle Arts.

Balloon Sculpting Station
Date: 21 and 22 April 2018 (Saturday and Sunday)
Time: 2pm to 5pm
Venue: Glass Atrium, Level 2 While balloon stocks last.

Watch balloons get sculpted into unique forms of our iconic playgrounds and get to bring one home for free if you know the secret code (psst… it’s “The More We Get Together”)!

3D Printing Station
Date: 21 and 22 April 2018(Saturday and Sunday)
Time: 10.30am to 4.30pm
Venue: Glass Atrium, Level 2
Limited to first 300 participants per day.

Curious to see how a 3D printer works to bring ideas to life? Join us at the National Museum and watch miniature versions of our iconic Singapore playgrounds being created. To own one of these 3D creations, visit our The More We Get Together exhibition, take a snapshot and upload it to your social media account with the hashtag #OurSGPlaygrounds

Memories and Screens
Date: 21 and 22 April 2018(Saturday and Sunday)
Time: 2pm and 5pm
Venue: Gallery Theatre, Basement Level

Memories And Screens
From left: Film stills of The Playground: Gone Kimmy Gone by K. Rajagopal and Our Defining Moments by Nicole Woodford which will be screened at Memories and Screens.

The Playground: Gone Kimmy Gone / 66 min / 2015 / K. Rajagopal / PG Based on Arthur Yap’s renowned poem, “2 Mothers in A HDB Playground”, this telemovie was produced by the former Singapore Broadcasting Corporation in 2015. The film revolves around the relationship between two sisters Hui Fang and Hui Ying, and Hui Fang’s young son Kim Cheong.

Old Places / 77 mins / 2010 / Royston Tan, Eva Tang and Victric Thng / PG Prior to the film’s production, members of the public were invited to call in to a radio station to recount their significant memories of places in Singapore. Three film-makers later brought these narratives to life by capturing a visual journey through a playground in Toa Payoh, a barbershop at Commonwealth Avenue, Capitol cinema, and an unassuming bakery in Whampoa.

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