National Museum sees 60,000 visitors since re-opening

The newly reopened National Museum of Singapore has been celebrating its rebirth with a month-long festival to mark the event.

Since it reopened its doors on December 8, the museum has seen some 60,000 visitors.

This is a far cry from previous years where the average was 3,000 visitors a month.

People from all walks of life, not just the elite literati and cultural types, want a bit of the museum experience, and the museum is making sure it can sustain the interest level come 2007.

Lee Chor Lin, Director, National Museum of Singapore, says: “The highly varied programming we’re doing with activities, performances and different expressions will encourage repeat visitors. We’re bringing all the way from Paris, the Louvre Museum, an exciting exhibition based on ancient Greek sculpture. And we’re also putting together an exhibition of the printed drawings commissioned by William Farquar when he was here during the early 19th century.”

One attraction – the Singapore History Gallery – will soon incorporate Mandarin into its multimedia format with possibly other languages to follow.

There are also plans to host more performances.

With a renewed life of its own now, the National Museum will be hosting a New Year countdown party for the first time this year.

Source: Channel NewsAsia, 29 December 2006 

Join The Discussion

Compare listings