20 Mar '17, 9pm

MAD museum shut after owing $1.7m in rent

MAD museum shut after owing $1.7m in rent

Once the home of works by local and international artists alike, the MAD Museum of Art and Design in Tanglin Road abruptly shut its doors earlier this month, The Straits Times has learnt. When ST visited the museum yesterday, a notice by the High Court was on display at the entrance, stating that nothing on the premises could be removed without the permission of the court. An accompanying court order said landlord Nouveau Developer sought to recover over $1.7 million in rental owed. No closure announcement was made on the museum's website or its Facebook page, which had posted as recently as March 11. A spokesman for Hong Leong Group, of which Nouveau Developer is a subsidiary, said in response to queries that a Writ of Distress was executed by the Court Sheriff on Feb 28. "The museum has been owing rent from April 2016 to February 2017 despite numerous reminders to pay. W...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/mad-museum-shut-aft...

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