This exhibition is a
showcase of the era that was quintessential to the formation of the Singapore
spirit; of a time when everyone was struggling against colonisation and worked
towards establishing self-rule. For the generation that prospered as a result
of this golden age of freedom-fighters, we owe it to them to have a listen to
what they have to say, and catch a glimpse of our humble beginnings.
Aptly named ‘Liberation, Unrest... a New Nation’, the exhibition is a collaboration between the National Archives of Singapore and the National Museum of Singapore. The collection includes extensive archival materials: photographs, films and even oral history recordings that express the immense cultural dynamism set against the backdrop of the awakening of a political consciousness. If you can’t catch it while it’s hosted at the National Museum of Singapore, stay tuned. The exhibition will make its rounds among community centres, public libraries and schools after its launch.
Liberation, Unrest... a New Nation will be held at the Stamford Gallery, Level 1, from 7 July to 18 November 2012.