Opened in January 1996, the mission of the Singapore Art Museum (SAM) is to preserve and present the art histories and contemporary art practices of Singapore and the Southeast Asian region. SAM has amassed one of the world’s largest public collection of modern and contemporary Southeast Asian artworks.
Housed in a restored 19th century mission school, the museum draws from its collection and collaborates with leading international museums to present shows covering both local and international art practices, as well as cutting-edge art expressions. Contemporary art of the region is given international exposure through the museum’s travelling exhibition programme and collection loan.
The Singapore Art Museum houses the world’s largest public collection of modern and contemporary Southeast Asian artworks. I was fortunate to be able to visit the place to witness some eye-opening exhibits.
The museum is housed in an old mission school with various significant architecture areas. The central building, the glass hall, the art galleries, the chapel, the Anderson wings, Queen Street wings and the courtyard.
If your residing in Singapore or are visiting Singapore soon, do make a trip to SAM! Lastly, don’t forget that camera of yours and load a roll of high ISO film!