About Campaign

ends 31 Aug 2020, 11:59 PM
SAM stands united with the rest of Singapore in the fight against COVID-19. Our staff are working behind the scenes to enhance online access to our art exhibitions, publications and educational resources. In these challenging times, the arts are needed more than ever to remind us that our dreams and imaginations are not bounded by physical distancing measures.

Committed to increasing art access to communities around us, SAM brings contemporary art experiences to everyone. SAM has a range of programmes that are designed to deliver positive social and educational benefits to people from all walks of life.

SAM facilitates learning through contemporary art.
In the COVID-19 crisis, we continue to engage with schools and educational institutions through the development of online resources.

Some of the ongoing and past programmes include:

Tailored programmes for students and underserved community groups, such as children's charities and elderly organisations

An annual exhibition that features artworks by inmate artists at Changi Prison Complex and Changi Women's Prison, highlighting their rehabilitative journey through art making

A multi-visit, museum-based school programming for primary school students in Singapore that promotes the learning of different subjects through contemporary art

About the Charity

The Singapore Art Museum (SAM) opened its doors in 1996 as the first fully dedicated visual arts museum in Singapore. Since then, we have built one of the world's most important collections of contemporary art by artists from Singapore, Southeast Asia and Asia. We are committed to creating meaningful encounters with art for all our visitors, through our exhibitions, research, publications, public and educational outreach.

In 2019, our two museum sites - the former St. Joseph's Institution building on Bras Basah Road and former Catholic High School building on Queen Street, closed for a building redevelopment. With the aim to create an architectural landmark for contemporary art in Singapore, this major undertaking includes the preservation of the buildings' heritage architecture, thoughtfully blending the old and the new. When SAM re-opens, visitors can look forward to an iconic museum space where the public can experience and engage with art.

During this period, we continue to hold exhibitions and events at partner venues and spaces like the Regional Libraries of Tampines, Woodlands and Jurong. Please follow us on Facebook and Instagram for the latest information about our building works and museum programming.

The redevelopment is supported by the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth (MCCY), and Tote Board.


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