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Education and social         engineering: Museums         in Singapore          Can-Seng Ooi  Associate Professor and Dire...
Agenda• Setting out the issues• Examples• A fledging Occupy  Museum moving
The Main Museums   in Singapore• The National Museum  of Singapore (NMS)• The Singapore Art  Museum (SAM)• Asian Civilisat...
Main museum issues    in Singapore• Political pragmatism• Research   – History and identity• Education   – National educat...
Political pragmatism• Economic development  above ideology• Citizenship: Rights  versus privilege• Freedom and  responsibi...
Research role of the   Asian Civilisations       Museum  • Chinese, Indian, Malay    and Others (CMIO) model  • Singaporea...
Educational role of the NMS        The Singapore Story        • Colonial period (1819 – 1945)        • Political awakening...
Industry and the   Singapore Art     Museum• 20th Century Southeast  Asian visual art• Move to contemporary art• Move towa...
Occupy Museums• New anti-CMIO  identities• Contemporary art and  its discontents• Internet, social media  and independent ...
Thank you for your attention!       • www.ooi.dk       • ooi@cbs.dk
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  1. 1. Education and social engineering: Museums in Singapore Can-Seng Ooi Associate Professor and DirectorCenter for Leisure & Culture Services Copenhagen Business School
  2. 2. Agenda• Setting out the issues• Examples• A fledging Occupy Museum moving
  3. 3. The Main Museums in Singapore• The National Museum of Singapore (NMS)• The Singapore Art Museum (SAM)• Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM)
  4. 4. Main museum issues in Singapore• Political pragmatism• Research – History and identity• Education – National education program – Gracious society• Industry – A Renaissance City – Creative industries
  5. 5. Political pragmatism• Economic development above ideology• Citizenship: Rights versus privilege• Freedom and responsibility• Identities: Descriptive and normative
  6. 6. Research role of the Asian Civilisations Museum • Chinese, Indian, Malay and Others (CMIO) model • Singaporeans’ ancestral cultures • Ancient “Asian values”Official’s hat armchair Huanghuali wood Ming dynasty
  7. 7. Educational role of the NMS The Singapore Story • Colonial period (1819 – 1945) • Political awakening (1945 – 1955) • Communist threat (1955 – 1961) • Battle for merger (1961 – 1963) • Merger years (1963 – 1965) • From survival to progress (1965 – present) • Future in our hands (future)
  8. 8. Industry and the Singapore Art Museum• 20th Century Southeast Asian visual art• Move to contemporary art• Move towards “community participation”• Market definition of value
  9. 9. Occupy Museums• New anti-CMIO identities• Contemporary art and its discontents• Internet, social media and independent art spaces
  10. 10. Thank you for your attention! • www.ooi.dk • ooi@cbs.dk
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