about SAM about SAM

about SAM

about SAM 

 

Singapore Art Museum opened in 1996 as the first art museum in Singapore. Also known as SAM, we present contemporary art from a Southeast Asian perspective for artists, art lovers and the art curious. 

 

SAM is building one of the world's most important public collections of Southeast Asian contemporary art, and as a non-profit arts institution  it is our responsibility to preserve, research, exhibit and connect the art and the artists to the public and future generations through thought-provoking exhibitions and meaningful programmes 

 

SAM is redefining the idea of the museum by presenting art in multiple spaces, including Tanjong Pagar Distripark and our two heritage buildings: the former St Joseph’s Institution on Bras Basah Road, built in 1855 and now a National Monument; and the former Catholic High School across the road on Queen Street. The heritage buildings are currently closed for redevelopment and will re-open in 2026. 

 

SAM is proud to be the organiser of the Singapore Biennale, a festival that celebrates contemporary art from all over the world across the island-city of Singapore.

 

Our Vision

SAM will inspire humane and sustainable futures through transformative, thought-provoking and meaningful everyday encounters with art of our times.


Our Mission

SAM will present contemporary art from a Southeast Asian perspective in active dialogue, discovery and collaboration with our constituents; through our collection, research, exhibitions and programmes.

 

our board

CHAIR 

 

Mr Edmund Cheng
Deputy Chairman
Wing Tai Holdings Limited


BOARD MEMBERS

Ms Chong Siak Ching 
Chief Executive Officer
National Gallery Singapore

Ms Junie Foo
Group Executive Director
Methodist Welfare Services

 

Mrs E-Len Fu
Director and Founding Partner                        
Kids21 Pte Ltd


Mr David Heng 
Chief Executive Officer
ABC World Asia Pte Ltd

Dr Imran Bin Tajudeen
Assistant Professor, Dept of Architecture, School of Design and Environment
National University of Singapore

 

Mr Collin Liu
Chief Operating Officer
Rajah & Tann Asia


Prof Fumio Nanjo
Senior Advisor
Mori Art Museum

 

Mr Michelangelo Samson
Managing Director / Regional Head, CF ASA &
Regional Head, LSS ASEAN
Standard Chartered Bank (Singapore) Limited

Mr Tay Yu Jin
Partner & Head, International Arbitration (Asia)
Mayer Brown (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.


 

EX-OFFICIO

Mr Timothy Chin Jun Wun
Senior Director (Arts and Heritage)
Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth


Mr Low Eng Teong
Deputy Chief Executive (Sector Development)
National Arts Council

annual reports

 

Our Annual Report covers the period from 1 April through to 31 March each year, in accordance to the fiscal year. You may download our Annual Reports below:

 

 

media

SAM offers visits to the museum's exhibitions for members of the media who hold a valid media pass. Please contact us at least 3 working days in advance to arrange for a media visit.

 

For media photography and filming requests, please download and complete the Media Shoot Application Form and email it back to us at least 2 weeks in advance. Applications are subject to approval by the museum. 

 

For any other media enquiries about SAM, please email us [email protected].

 

 

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about contemporary art

Contemporary art is created by artists living and practicing in the here-and-now, particularly the 21st century. Contemporary art may be regarded as both art of the present-day, as well as art of a historical category, that for the Southeast Asia region may be seen as emerging from the 1970s, and in the case of Singapore, reaching a critical juncture in the 1990s.
 
Contemporary art reflects on contemporary society and the issues surrounding people and the world we live in. The areas that contemporary art explores include our everyday realities, questions about personal, cultural and national identity, and reflections of humanity’s impact on the environment. 
 
Contemporary artists work in a wide range of mediums, and their artworks can be multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary. Contemporary art utilises a combination of materials and methods, and concepts play a prominent part to challenge traditional boundaries and ideas of how art is defined—or even what constitutes art.
 
When engaging with contemporary art, viewers are encouraged to consider whether the work is "thought-provoking" or "interesting". Beyond asking "Is this work aesthetically pleasing?", viewers can also reflect if the artwork questions the status quo, or changes perspectives on an issue.

quotations & tenders

INVITATION TO TENDER FOR PROVISION OF VISITOR RESEARCH SERVICES FOR THE SINGAPORE ART MUSEUM

 

Reference No.: SAM/ITT/2021/0012
Date of Publication: 12 November 2021
Closing Date: 3 December 2021
Closing Time:5pm

 

Please refer to the attached Corrigendum No. 1 made towards this Tender.

The closing date has been changed to 17 December 2021, 5pm. This current document takes precedence over the original tender documentation where different. Apart from the amendments made to this current document, no other parts of the tender documentation were changed.

 

Tenderer proposals shall be submitted electronically via email: [email protected], no later than 17 December 2021, 5pm.

 

NOTE:

Refer to paragraph above, Tenderer shall also notify via email to [email protected] (without any tender proposal) to inform of their tender submission and SAM’s Procurement team shall verify if the submission is received in the tender mailbox.
The content will not be verified.

For further clarifications, interested vendors may email to the following:

 

Yee Yeong Chong

Head, Marketing and Communications

[email protected]

 

 

TENDER DOCUMENTS

Please click on the link below to download the tender documents:

 

DOWNLOAD TENDER DOCUMENTS (SAM/ITT/2021/0012)

DOWNLOAD CORRIGENDUM NO.1 (SAM/ITT/2021/0012)

 

Please contact us if you have any questions.

INVITATION TO QUOTE FOR SUPPLY OF SCISSOR LIFT AND MAINTENANCE SERVICE AT SINGAPORE ART MUSEUM

 

Reference No.: SAM/ITQ/2021/0036
Date of Publication: 30 November 2021
Closing Date: 10 December 2021
Closing Time:4pm

 

Vendors are to submit their quotations and documents via email to [email protected] by 10 December 2021. 4pm

To seek clarifications on the requirements, interested vendors may submit their written requests to the following, no later than 3 working days prior to the closing of the ITQ: 

 

Neo Kok Meng

Assistant Manager (Estate Management)

6697 9797 / 9690 2007

[email protected]

 

Musa bin H M Bharoocha

Senior Manager (Estate Management)

6697 9797

[email protected]

 

 

TENDER DOCUMENTS

Please click on the link below to download the tender documents:

 

DOWNLOAD TENDER DOCUMENTS (SAM/ITQ/2021/0036)

 

Please contact us if you have any questions.

INVITATION TO QUOTE FOR PRINTING OF ONE PUBLICATION FOR SINGAPORE ART MUSEUM

 

Reference No.: SAM/ITQ/2021/0041
Date of Publication:
2 December 2021
Closing Date:
13 December 2021
Closing Time:
12pm

 

Vendors are to submit the quotation and documents via email by 13 December 2021, 12pm to [email protected].

 

Proposers who wish to seek clarifications shall submit their written request to:

 

Kong Yin Ying

Assistant Manager (Content Publishing)

[email protected]

 

TENDER DOCUMENTS


Please click on the link below to download the full set of tender documents:

 

DOWNLOAD TENDER DOCUMENTS (SAM/ITQ/2021/0041)

 

Please contact us if you have any questions.

 

 

INVITATION TO QUOTE FOR THE PROVISION OF DESIGNING AND DEVELOPING OF AN INTEGRATED RISK MODEL FRAMEWORK AND PROCESS MANAGEMENT FOR SINGAPORE ART MUSEUM

 

Reference No.: SAM/ITQ/2021/0037
Date of Publication: 3 December 2021
Closing Date: 13 December 2021
Closing Time:12pm

 

Vendors are to submit the quotation and documents via email by 13 December 2021, 12pm to [email protected].

 

Please refer to ITQ documents for details.

 

To seek clarifications on the requirements, interested vendors may call or email to the following: 

 

Hong Lay Ting

Assistant Manager, Finance & Procurement

6697 9731

[email protected]

 

 

TENDER DOCUMENTS

Please click on the link below to download the tender documents:

 

DOWNLOAD TENDER DOCUMENTS (SAM/ITQ/2021/0037)


 

Please contact us if you have any questions.

corporate governance

corporate governance

 

To report a corporate irregularity, statutory non-compliance or wrongdoing, please email us at

[email protected]

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