In commemoration of 50 years of preserving historic buildings, sites and structures in Singapore, a special exhibition titled PSM50: Celebrating the Golden Jubilee of Singapore’s Preservation Journey (PSM50) opens from 13 November 2021 to 2 January 2022 at the National Museum of Singapore.
Singapore’s preservation journey began in 1971 when the Preservation of Monuments Act came into force, which led to the formation of the then-Preservation of Monuments Board on 29 January 1971. In 2009, the Board was incorporated as a division under the National Heritage Board (NHB) and in 2013, it was renamed the Preservation of Sites and Monuments (PSM) division. To date, 73 National Monuments have been gazetted and accorded the highest level of protection in Singapore.
PSM50 is located along the Level 1 Longer Concourse space within the National Museum of Singapore, a historical landmark which has been gazetted as a National Monument itself. The exhibition comprises six sections that cover different aspects of documenting, preserving and celebrating our monuments and showcase all 73 National Monuments. Tracing Singapore’s preservation journey, the exhibition shines a spotlight on our National Monuments through commemorative objects, images, digital experiences, 3D printed models, newly commissioned artworks etc. and features a selection of PSM’s more memorable past projects.
Venue: National Museum of Singapore
Admission is free.
When: 13 Nov 2021 - 2 Jan 2022, 10am - 7pm