05 Jul '11, 10pm

Has the National Museum focused too much on foreign exhibitions at the expense of Singapore-related content?

I REFER to senior writer Clarissa Oon's commentary ('Time for museum to dig deeper') and Singapore Heritage Society president Kevin Tan's essay ('Museums should show real artefacts') which were published yesterday. I have always believed that institutions languish when their lovers are uncritical and their critics unloving. I regard Ms Oon and Mr Tan as loving critics and welcome their constructive criticisms. First, what is the core mission of the National Museum? It is to be the custodian, interpreter and curator of Singapore's history. The Singapore History Gallery covers 700 years of our history. The story is told through 1,630 artefacts, including some of our national treasures. We will review Mr Tan's request to help the hearing-impaired and technologically challenged visitors by having written texts in addition to the audio guide. Second, the National Museum and the...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/STForum/Story/STIStory_687570...

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