Home, Truly at National Museum Of Singapore is a nostalgia-tinged exhibition on what it is like to grow up in Singapore from the 1950s to the present-day. This is presented through photographs, artefacts and anecdotes collected from the public.
From the Past to the Present
Home, Truly: Growing Up with Singapore, 1950s to the Present is presented in five parts.
Laying the Foundations looks at the early days of nation-building. Its collage of exhibits focuses on how key policies like housing, defence and healthcare that were to define generations of Singaporeans were laid down.
The next section of the exhibition Moving In casts the spotlight on shared experiences that Singapore went through as a nation. These range from the national pastime of eating to schooling together.
Among the exhibits on display that will evoke memories in the older generation is an old, wooden school desk.
The sections Living Together and Open Doors examine broader issues of how Singapore can come together as a society.
A particularly poignant section of the Home, Truly at National Museum of Singapore is Sturdy through Storms. This recounts the crisis and challenges which Singaporeans have weathered together over the years. This include tragedies like the Nicoll Highway collapse and the crash of SilkAir Flight 185.
Interactive Elements at Home, Truly at National Museum of Singapore
To make the exhibition more engaging, there are various interactive elements at Home, Truly. However, to avoid people having to touch the exhibits, visitors can pick up an RFID-tagged pen before entering the exhibition. The RFID tag can be used to respond to the exhibits, and there is a rubber tip which can be used to interact with the touch screens.
At the end of the exhibition, visitors can also respond by writing or drawing on a response card which can be projected on screen.
Home, Truly: Growing Up with Singapore, 1950s to the Present will evoke many stories on a multi-generational visit to National Museum of Singapore. It is a chance to pause and reflect together on where “I won’t be alone, for this is where I know it’s home”.
When: Till 29 August 2021, 10 am to 7 pm
Where: National Museum of Singapore, Exhibition Gallery, Basement Level