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  • Investigating History: Colonial Singapore 1819 - 1941

    Historical Investigation Unit 2 - Colonial Activity Sheet

    This resource has been put together in collaboration with the Academy of Singapore Teachers (AST) for the Historical Investigation (HI) question “How was life like for people in colonial Singapore?”.

  • Investigation History: Singapore's First Decade

    Historical Investigation Unit 4 - Post-Independence Activity Sheet

    This resource has been put together in collaboration with the Academy of Singapore Teachers (AST) for the Historical Investigation (HI) question: “What should be remembered about Singapore in the 1960s and 1970s?”.

  • Explore! A Building Tour for Families

    National Museum of Singapore Building Tour Activity Sheet

    Discover fun facts about the National Museum of Singapore through this activity sheet.

  • Investigating History: Singapura Before 1819

    Historical Investigation Unit 1 - Pre-Colonial Activity Sheet

    This resource has been put together in collaboration with the Academy of Singapore Teachers (AST) for the Historical Investigation (HI) question “Was Singapore a sleepy fishing village before 1819?”.

  • Investigation History: Singapore Under the Japanese Occupation 1942 - 1945

    Historical Investigation Unit 3 - Japanese Occupation Activity Sheet

    This resource has been put together in collaboration with the Academy of Singapore Teachers (AST) for the Historical Investigation (HI) question “How were people’s lives in Singapore affected by the Japanese Occupation?”.

  • Get Curious! (2019)

    Get Curious! (2019)

    This official family guide to the National Museum of Singapore covers four galleries, and is packed with interactive activities for over 40 objects, bringing the stories of our past alive for children and their families.

  • National Museum of Singapore 130th Anniversary Gift Set (2017)

    National Museum of Singapore 130th Anniversary Gift Set (2017)

    On 12 October 1887, the Raffles Library and Museum on Stamford Road first opened its doors to the public. To commemorate the 130th anniversary of this momentous occasion, the National Museum put together 50 reproductions of key photographs, postcards and building plans, each carefully chosen for its significance, from its collection accumulated over the years. Designed by renowned local designer Theseus Chan and his agency WORK, this exclusive box set is an homage to the museum’s early beginnings, and a celebration of the journey that the museum – and Singapore – has taken over the years.

  • (Re)Presenting Histories: Experiences and Perspectives from the National Museum of Singapore (2017)

    (Re)Presenting Histories: Experiences and Perspectives from the National Museum of Singapore (2017)

    In celebration of the nation’s Golden Jubilee, the National Museum of Singapore re-opened in September 2015 after an extensive revamp of its permanent galleries. Featuring interactive, contextual displays and immersive experiences, the updated galleries seek to both represent and re-present Singapore’s rich culture and history, and encourage meaningful connections and conversations with its visitors. This book is an intimate glimpse into the experiences and perspectives of the National Museum’s curatorial team, as they undertook this ambitious project over the course of one year.

  • Dome in the City: The Story of the National Museum of Singapore (2016)

    Dome in the City: The Story of the National Museum of Singapore (2016)

    The official National Museum of Singapore guidebook looks at the museum’s transformation over the years, with a focus on its history, collection and building. Through photos from the museum’s collection and intriguing lesser-known stories, it provides a refreshing take on the oldest purpose-built museum in Singapore and celebrates its special role in the nation’s cultural and heritage scene.

  • Batik: Creating an Identity

    Batik Creating an Identity

    For the Javanese, batik is more than just shirts and sarung. It is a magic cloth. The patterns and motifs express their various local identities; they are statements of Javanese life and philosophy.

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