The exhibition features iconic, familiar and beloved food products enjoyed by Singaporeans across multiple generations — shedding light on the early bottling and canning factories in the late 19th to early 20th centuries, the light industries of the 1960s–70s, and the development of packing technologies and the design identities of local food brands.
Exploring the Singapore food packaging story through three main ideas — heritage, design and sustainability — the exhibition features compelling stories from pioneers and presents the various players that have contributed to Singapore’s fascinating food packaging history. With sustainability being a key concern in our society today, the exhibition also uncovers the sustainable practices shaping our modern food packaging industry.
Special Opening Weekend Activities (6-7 April)
Extending the visitor experience beyond its galleries, the National Museum will also be presenting a series of free public programmes on the exhibition’s opening weekend on 6 and 7 April.
- Food and Eco-craft Market (11am – 6pm, Glass Atrium, Level 2)
Enjoy delicious treats and pick up eco-friendly food containers and products at our Food and Craft Market. Plus, look out for discounts at selected stores when you BYO containers!
- Film screenings with an indoor picnic (12 noon to 6pm, The Salon, Level 1)
Catch screenings of Royston Tan’s Old Friends as well as selected finalists from the Singapore Heritage Short Film Competition 2018 throughout the day. Enjoy an indoor picnic while discovering the personal stories of the people who produce, retail and consume food in Singapore’s shifting heritage food landscape.
- Drop-in Craft Activities (11am – 5pm, various locations within National Museum of Singapore)
Spark your creativity with fun craft activities for all ages! Design your own lunch bag by creating unique brands with your family, print on a tote bag (while stocks last!), or try your hand at upcycling with glass bottles.
- Live Music Performances (The Platform, Level 2)
Sat, 6 Apr, 1.30pm: Boon Lay Garden Primary School
Sun, 7 Apr, 2.30pm & 4pm: Voices of Singapore
- Storytelling by author Lianne Ong (2pm and 3.30pm, Stamford Gallery)
Discover some favourite hawker dishes and popular ingredients in this engaging children’s storytelling session with author Lianne Ong! Recommended for children aged 4 to 8.
Venue: Stamford Gallery, Level One, National Museum of Singapore, 93 Stamford Road, S178897
When: 6 Apr - 15 Sep 2019,