After two years of renovation, the newly revamped Glass Rotunda at National Museum Singapore reopens with two permanent installations
Art aficionados, history buffs, and nature lovers: this one’s for you.
After two years of renovation, the Glass Rotunda at National Museum of Singapore reopens with a fresh, new look and two permanent art installations to mark the special occasion.
Be transported to the enchanting Story of the Forest by internationally renowned art collective, teamLab. The larger-than-life interactive digital installation mimics the sights and sounds of Southeast Asia’s lush tropical rainforests by transforming 69 drawings from the William Farquhar Collection of Natural History Drawings collection into animated illustrations. Along the 15 metre-high, 170 metre-long installation, visitors can witness rare flora bloom before their eyes and get up close and personal with various fauna such as an animated Malayan Tapir. To enhance the immersive experience, visitors can also download a mobile app (via App Store or Google Play to go on “hunts” and “capture” the different flora and fauna at Story of the Forest.
The second installation making its debut at the Glass Rotunda is a photo exhibition by renowned local lensman and artist, Robert Zhao. Titled Singapore, Very Old Tree, the 17-piece collection explores the nation’s identity as a Garden City by shining the spotlight on some of the most iconic trees across the island.
The Glass Rotunda is open from 10am to 7pm daily.
National Museum of Singapore, 93 Stamford Road, Singapore 178897, p. 6332 3659.