Museum Musings: Asian Civilisations Museum celebrates the Majulah Spirit with lineup of online activities
In celebration of Singapore’s 55th birthday, the Asian Civilisations Museum is offering up a myriad of online programmes accessible online. Rediscover our rich cross-cultural art and heritage through these masterpieces from ACM’s collection, traversing galleries with self-guided tours, instructions for DIY crafts, and interactive stories.
Highlights include National Day classics with the Lorong Boys, live pre-registered portrait illustration, a National Day-themed self-guided trail, educational online activities, including puzzles, quizzes and an upcycling craft activity. The ACM has also created a virtual twin of of their newest permanent galleries; Fashion &Textiles Jewellery and Ceramics, where users can explore the galleries digitally via mobile, desktop or on their own VR headsets.
On National Day, visitors to the ACM will also receive a discount on an updated edition of the museum’s latest overview collection book ACM Treasures: Collection Highlights. With a new red cover (perfect for NDP), the book will be on offer at $15, instead of the usual $25 at ACM’s label shop. In essence, the book is a literary guide to the museum’s permanent galleries, highlighting objects from each gallery in every chapter, cataloguing a total of almost 200 objects in full colour with explanations.
Plus, up your social media game with the ACM’s AR experiences, and plenty of other new offerings on ACM’s Instagram page, offering viewers a chance to learn more about Singapore’s connections with Asia and the world through objects in their collection.
This August, spend a little time celebrating National Day with some fascinating facts (and artefacts) from our region, only with ACM.