For the very first time outside of Europe, a collection of 148 one-of-a-kind eggs, specially selected from the vaults of the Liechtenstein National Museum, will be on show at the Singapore Philatelic Museum (SPM) from 12 April to 8 October 2017. The artistic creations tell interesting stories that reflect love, history, culture, art, faiths and traditions. Besides intricately decorated quail, chicken, duck, goose, swan and ostrich eggs, there are eggs crafted from precious and enamelled metals, glass, porcelain, wax, crystal, marble, stone, wood, reindeer horn, cardboard, and papier-mâché. Also on show is a series of commissioned egg sculptures created by Liechtenstein’s leading artists, including Dr George Malin, Arno Oehri and Sunhild Wollwage.
To enhance the museum experience for visitors, SPM has incorporated multimedia elements into the exhibition. A highlight is the direct and personalised interaction with some of the eggs. When a visitor taps onto the ‘Precious Eggs’ network via a QR code, they can have a 360 degree view of the egg on their mobile device.
The selection of unique artistic egg-inspired works on display at SPM are drawn from the renowned Adulf Peter Goop Collection belonging to the Liechtenstein National Museum. Numbering about 4,000 eggs, his impressive collection hails from all over the world – some from the Russian Imperial Family. In 2010, Mr Goop donated his comprehensive art collection to the Principality of Liechtenstein.
Venue: Singapore Philatelic Museum, 23-B Coleman Street, Singapore 179807
Tickets: Adult $8; Child (3-12 years) $6
Free admission for Singaporean Citizens and Permanent Residents
When: 12 Apr - 8 Oct 2017,