Zoom Into History: Have A Conversation With The Singapore Stone And A Night Soil Bucket

Zoom Into History: Have A Conversation With The Singapore Stone And A Night Soil Bucket
Image adapted from National Museum of Singapore
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Zoom calls are commonplace nowadays but who knew you could have one with a historical artefact? With National Museum of Singapore’s Zoom Into History, you can.

Taking place on 1, 2, 8 and 9 August 2020, Zoom Into History allows you to have a Zoom call with a museum object – personified, of course.


Zoom Into History: Video Call with a Museum Object

Zoom into History

During the call, you can interact and have a live conversation with the various historical objects, an interesting and novel way of learning about history.


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Zoom Into History: Video Call with a Museum Object
Image: National Museum of Singapore

Among the artefacts “starring” in Zoom Into History include the Mace of the City of Singapore, a Spanish dollar (which is a coin) and the Singapore Stone.

If you have ever wondered what stories a Night Soil Bucket could tell, this is your opportunity to find out!

The museum objects will be voiced by various personalities. For example, actress Tan Kheng Hua will lend her voice to the Mace of the City of Singapore and Rishi Budrani will be behind the Singapore Stone.

Limited spots are available for each session. However, there is no need to worry even if you are unable to sign up for the Zoom session. You can watch the sessions “live” on the National Museum of Singapore Facebook page.


Dates & Times for Zoom into History

These are the dates and times for Zoom into History sessions:

National Brand rice cooker: 1 August, 3 pm
Mace of the City of Singapore: 1 August, 3.30 pm
Rasamma’s Cap: 2 August, 3.30 pm
Night Soil Bucket: 2 August, 3 pm
Spanish dollar: 8 August, 3.30 pm
The Singapore Stone: 9 August, 3 pm
Orang Laut basket trap: 9 August, 3.30 pm

On Sunday, 2 August 2020, there will be a special Zoom Into History session which will take place at 10.30 am in conjunction with the virtual Istana Open House for National Day 2020.

Government House cheese plate

This session will feature a Government House cheese plate voiced by comedian Hossan Leong. This Zoom Into History session will take place on President Halimah Yacob’s Facebook and Instagram pages.

We wonder if the artefacts will have a nice virtual background for their Zoom calls. If not, perhaps they can use of one of these Singapore-themed ones.