THE ART AND SOUL OF SOUTHEAST ASIA

THE ART AND SOUL OF SOUTHEAST ASIA

National Gallery Singapore is a progressive visual arts institution which oversees the largest public collection of modern art in Singapore and Southeast Asia. Situated at the birthplace of modern Singapore, in the heart of the Civic District, the Gallery is housed in two national monuments - City Hall and former Supreme Court - that have been beautifully restored and transformed into this exciting 64,000 square metres venue. Reflecting Singapore’s unique heritage and geographical location, the Gallery creates dialogues between the art of Singapore, Southeast Asia and the world to foster and inspire a creative and inclusive society. This is reflected in our collaborative research, education, long-term and special exhibitions, and innovative programming. The Gallery also works with international museums such as Centre Pompidou, Musée d'Orsay and Tate Britain to jointly present Southeast Asian art in the global context, positioning Singapore as a key node in the global visual arts scene.

In 2018, the Gallery was the only museum in Southeast Asia that received a ranking in The Art Newspaper’s annual global survey of attendance at museums and took the 38th place. It is also the first museum in Asia to receive the Children in Museums Award by the European Museum Academy and Hands On! International Association of Children in Museums. It also won the awards for “Best Theme Attraction” at TTG Travel Awards 2017, “Best Attraction Experience”, “Breakthrough Contribution to Tourism” and “Best Customer Service (Attractions)” at the prestigious Singapore Tourism Awards in 2016 for its role in adding to the vibrancy of Singapore’s tourism landscape.

 

VISION

A progressive art museum that fosters and inspires a thoughtful, creative and inclusive society.

 

MISSION

We create dialogues between the art of Singapore, Southeast Asia and the world through collaborative research, education and exhibitions.

We provide a memorable experience through outstanding collections and innovative programming in a historical landmark.

 

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Building History

How do you transform historical buildings that once housed courtrooms and the prime minister's office into a state-of-the-art visual arts museum?

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Building Architecture

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Board & Senior Management

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Annual Reports

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Awards

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Business Opportunities

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