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Singapore Art Museum
SAM Touch Collection This is an initiative by the Singapore Art Museum to extend contemporary art experience to audiences of all backgrounds and abilities. The collection is a series of artwork adaptations that are specifically developed to be portable and engaging for the visually impaired community. The collection is based on artworks by Singapore artists that are related to the historical, cultural and social aspects of Singapore. Each adaptation is also accompanied by supplementary resources and materials such as audio guides and reproduction of finer artwork details to enhance interaction and understanding.
Kopi, Teh, Contemporary Art The programme started out as an experimental project with students from Nanyang Girls High School as guides to help seniors from Admiralty and Sembawang relate to the artworks in the exhibition. It aims to be the intermediary between seniors and artworks as a means to help change perspectives of contemporary arts and museums. Currently, SAM is in partnership with RSVP, an organisation for senior volunteers to provide training programmes for senior volunteers to become peer guides for senior participants. This programme is delivered in seven languages, including dialects, so as to cater to participants from diverse backgrounds. Site: Link
Project Happiness Making use of the narrative quality of contemporary art, Project Happiness aims to encourage sharing of experiences by students in Secondary Schools in Singapore. This project is done in collaboration with the Singapore Association for Mental Health to reach out to students through the arts and promote mental wellbeing.
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