Exhibitions & Installations
Mozart – A Child Prodigy
Presented by the National Museum of Singapore
© Exhibition organised by ZOOM Kindermuseum and DA PONTE Institute, in cooperation with ARTEX Art Services, Vienna, Austria
Thursday 1 May – Sunday 6 July 2008
10am – 6pm, daily
Exhibition Gallery 1
$15 adult / $7.50 child*
Recommended for children 6 - 12 years old

*excludes booking and SISTIC charges. Tickets can be purchased online at www.sistic.com.sg or any SISTIC counters nationwide.

This delightful one-of-a-kind exhibition is guaranteed to enthral all children! Conceived by the world-renowned Da Ponte Institute and ZOOM Children’s Museum, this award-winning exhibition invites children to playfully explore 11 themed rooms to discover the differences and similarities of everyday living in the 18th century and present time. Young visitors are encouraged to relate to the young Mozart, identify with him and to compare themselves to him: What was Mozart actually like as a kid? How often did he wash and brush his teeth? What games did he play and why did he travel so much? Why did he never go to school but still spoke several languages? And last but not least: What are my own talents and abilities?

Whether it’s mixing herbal remedies according to old recipes, making paper wigs, learning how to dance, writing in old-style scripts with quill and ink, or dressing up as aristocrats, children will discover their hidden geniuses through this process of play. A wonderfully enjoyable and educational experience for both children and parents, not to be missed!

*Free admission for child 6 years and below but must be accompanied by an adult holding a paid exhibition admission ticket.

Imprint
By Twardzik Ching Chor Leng
(Singapore)
Thursday 1 May – Sunday 6 July 2008
10am - 6pm, daily
Rotunda, Level 1
Free admission
For children 5 years old & above

Art should provoke an experience. Imprint encourages the visitor to touch something that is normally forbidden, in this case an artwork. Actual physical contact with the artwork allows the visitor to indulge in their impulse to play.

Using the idea of Pin Art, the desk top interactive object made out of thousands of movable pins that takes the shape of your hand or your face, the artist takes an ordinary 'kitsch' coffee table object, blows it up into a life-size sculpture and an interactive art object. Visitors will have this impulse to create an impression of their own figure by pressing against the artwork or simply arranging the rods to create a drawing and to experience the sensation of the moving rods against the palms of their hands.

The Murmurs Playground
An Interactive Installation for Toddlers
by anGie seah (Singapore)
Thursday 1 May – Sunday 6 July 2008
10am - 6pm, daily
Canyon, Basement
Free admission
For children 30 months to 4 years old

The Murmurs Playground encourages the toddler to “speak” through the process of play using the senses of sound, sight and touch. Made up of a series of tasks, this installation enhances the beginning stages of the speech development or murmurings of a child.

A SERIES OF 4 TASKS MAKES UP THE WHOLE INSTALLATION.

THE TUMBLING MAZE
Toddlers will be drawn to this section where they can crawl and feel their surrounding within this maze. It’s the pathway to the other tasks where each exit opens up to a different task for the young adventurers.

MUSICAL CHEF
Hanging utensils and cutlery of different lengths are suspended from the ceiling as toddlers are encouraged to make sounds with the objects.

AMPHITHEATRE
Essentially a ball pit where toddlers can jump in for a swim or just for a quick dip! Parental supervision is needed.

LOLLI-POPPY
Soft sculptures that look like lollipops will create a sound when pressed.

Performances
Men of Steel
by Tamara Rewse, Hamish Fletcher and Sam Routledge (Australia)

Saturday 24 May & Sunday 25 May 2008, 10am & 2pm
Monday 26 May & Tuesday 27 May 2008, 11am
Duration: 60 minutes
Gallery Theatre, Basement (free seating)
$20
Recommended for children 3 - 8 years old
Tickets can be purchased online at www.sistic.com.sg or any SISTIC counters nationwide.

‘This is Puppetry at its most ingenious and disarming. . .fabulously Imaginative’
The Age, Melbourne

Winner of the Festival Directors Award at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Men of Steel sees three mad chefs animating everything from an electric frypan to a tin of dog food in a puppet extravaganza of epic proportions. Across three episodes of cartoon violence, physical comedy and mess (lots and lots of mess), the Men of Steel will delight the children of Singapore with their extraordinary puppetry skills and vicious sense of humour.

Known for exquisite puppetry combined with a vicious sense of humour that appeals to all ages, this is object theatre at its inventive best.

Matrioska
by Tiago Guedes (Portugal)
Saturday 24 May & Sunday 25 May 2008, 6pm
Monday 26 May & Tuesday 27 May 2008, 3pm
Duration: 60 minutes
Gallery Theatre, Basement (free seating)
$20
Recommended for children 6 – 10 years old
Tickets can be purchased online at www.sistic.com.sg or any SISTIC counters nationwide.

A singer and her shadow, two animals, a strange creature coming out of a meteorite, an invisible being crossing the stage - these are the ingredients of Matrioska. This original and highly imaginative performance stimulates the natural curiosity in children, probing them to discover, question and form their understanding of the elements that are presented to them in a spontaneous, surprising way.

Matrioska is meant to be an enigma from the beginning to the end, with discovery as its core theme. Based on the idea that there are overlapping layers in the things we see, Matrioska will thrill young audiences with successive transformations of the stage setting and its characters, often with no apparent order, thus challenging the young ones to organise their thoughts and build their own stories at the end. A truly unique theatrical experience for both parents and children!

A Midsummer Night’s Dream from the East
by Yohangza Theatre Company (Korea)
Thursday 15 May & Friday 16 May 2008, 8pm
Friday 16 May & Saturday 17 May 2008, 3pm
Duration: 90 minutes
Gallery Theatre, Basement (free seating)
$20
Recommended for audience 8 -15 years old
Tickets can be purchased online at www.sistic.com.sg or any SISTIC counters nationwide.

‘….this is a wonderfully wicked, clever and magical production… An absolute must.’
The Scotsman

A dynamic, hilarious and fun visual and physical theatre production. Shakespeare from the East transports you to a world of unforgettable fantasy through dance, movement, voice and percussion.

Fantasy, dreams and magic meet Korean mythical folklore and dynamic theatricality. In this version of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, the fairy king and queen, Oberon and Titania reverse roles. Bottom is a countrywoman searching for Sansam, a very rare hundred-year-old ginseng, and Puck is played as acrobatic twins. Both adults and children will enjoy this ninety-minute programme.

Workshops
Murmurs Workshops for Parents and Toddlers
by anGie seah (Singapore)
Duration: 60 minutes
The Lab, Level 3
$25 per workshop (child with one adult),
Recommended for children 30 months - 4 years old
Tickets can be purchased online at www.sistic.com.sg or any SISTIC counters nationwide.

Indulge your little ones in some quality playtime fuelled with creativity and fun. It may be a messy affair, but you will discover how creative-play is a great way for them to learn about their environment. Facilitated by an art specialist, parents can choose from 5 thematic workshops. Make your way to the National Museum for the perfect environment of parent-child bonding.

Workshop 1 - Colours
Thursday 1 May 2008, 10am & 11.30am

Workshop 2 - Play-dough
Saturday 24 May 2008, 10am & 11.30am

Workshop 3 - Sponge and dab
Sunday 25 May 2008, 10am & 11.30am

Workshop 4 - Doodles-noodles
Monday 26 May 2008, 10am & 11.30am

Workshop 5 - Self-portrait
Tuesday 27 May 2008, 10am & 11.30am

Props! A storybook making workshop
by Monsters Under the Bed (Singapore)
Monday 1 May, Saturday 24 May to Tuesday 27 May 2008
11am & 2pm
Duration: 90 minutes
The Atelier, Level 3
$25 per workshop (child with one adult),
Recommended for children 3 - 8 years old
Tickets can be purchased online at www.sistic.com.sg or any SISTIC counters nationwide.

With the help of an array of props, parent and child will write, draw and make an entire storybook together. The book will be coupled with original and authentic illustrations using art materials. This is a great opportunity for bonding through a rich learning process for both parent and child.

For more information, visit www.nationalmuseum.sg or call +65 6332 3659.