Singapore Art Museum
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The Singapore Art Museum focuses on international contemporary art practices, specialising in Singapore and Southeast Asia.

Our Vision: The Singapore Art Museum will be pivotal among contemporary art museums in the region and on the region, inspiring humane and better futures.

Our Mission: The Singapore Art Museum breathes Art into Life. Through contemporary art, we make infinite room for everyone to think, feel, experience and imagine.

Housed in a restored 19th century mission school, it opened its doors in 1996 as the first art museum in Singapore. Also known as SAM, the museum is now a contemporary art museum.

SAM has built one of the world's most important public collections of Southeast Asian contemporary artworks, with a growing component in international contemporary art. SAM draws from its collection and collaborates with international contemporary art museums to co-curate and present contemporary art exhibitions. Contemporary art of the region is also given international exposure through SAM's travelling exhibition programme and collection loans.

Visitors can extend their SAM experience through complementary and exhibition-related education and public programmes such as:
• exhibition-related public programmes and workshops
• educational programmes and workshops which cover a diversity of art trends and contemporary art practices for all ages
• outreach programmes where SAM programmes are extended outside of the museum to schools, community centres, and partner locations
• SAM exhibition downloadable activity sheets for pre-schoolers, primary, secondary and tertiary level students SAM is the organiser of the Singapore Biennale in 2011, 2013 and 2016

On 13 November 2013, SAM became incorporated as an independent company limited by guarantee.

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Supported by: MCCY - Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth

  • Oct 25, 2017

    Workshop for Educators Friday, 24 November 2017 | 3PM-5PM Want to learn how to engage students with the ideas, imagery and stories pr... read more Workshop for Educators Friday, 24 November 2017 | 3PM-5PM Want to learn how to engage students with the ideas, imagery and stories presented in Cinerama: Art and the Moving Image in Southeast Asia? Join us for a two-hour workshop where art educator Adrian Tan will be sharing about the pedagogical strands behind this exhibition and how to use the activity sheets to guide your Secondary and Tertiary students during the visit. Educators will also explore ways to actively engage in open dialogue with students through the works of art in the exhibition. Register at: Refer to for more details. show less