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 in multiple venues across the island, including a new venue in the historic port area of Tanjong Pagar.

 

SAM is building one of the world's most important public collections of Southeast Asian contemporary art, with the aim of connecting the art and the artists to the public and future generations through exhibitions and programmes.  SAM is working towards a humane and sustainable future by committing to responsible practices within its processes.  

 

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
Chief Executive Officer
Methodist Welfare Services

 

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

 

Mr David Heng 
Chief Executive Officer
Temasek Trust Asset Management 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
Chief Executive Officer & Head of Client Coverage Australia
Standard Chartered Bank (Australia)


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 QUOTE FOR RENTAL OF PORTABLE AIR COOLER UNITS FOR SINGAPORE BIENNALE EXHIBITION AT 39 TANJONG PAGAR DISTRIPARK (LEVEL 5)

 

Reference No.: SAM/ITQ/2022/0019
Date of Publication: 2 Aug 2022
Closing Date: 11 Aug 2022
Closing Time: 4pm

 

Interested vendors are to revert with the required documents and quotation via email: [email protected], no later than 11 Aug 2022, 4pm.

No late submissions will be entertained.

 

To seek clarifications, interested vendors may email to the following:

 

Derrick Yam

DD, Production Management

6697 9747

[email protected]

 

Andrew Lee

Manager, Production Management

6697 9738

[email protected]

 

TENDER DOCUMENTS

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

 

DOWNLOAD TENDER DOCUMENTS (SAM/ITQ/2022/0019)

 

Please contact us if you have any questions.

INVITATION TO TENDER FOR THE PROVISION OF MAINTENANCE SERVICE FOR SINGAPORE ART MUSEUM AT 71 BRAS BASAH ROAD & 8 QUEEN STREET

 

Reference No.: SAM/ITT/2022/0005
Date of Publication: 02 Aug 2022
Closing Date: 2 Aug 2022
Closing Time: 4pm

 

Vendors are to provide the following information via email to [email protected], no later then 10 August 2022.
1. Email Subject: SAM/ITT/2022/0005 – ITT Repository via SAM’s SharePoint Online
2. A valid email address for access to the Tender Repository, where a One-Time-Password will be sent to.

 

A URL link to the Tender Repository will be sent to the indicated email address, once the request has been approved by SAM. The email address provided will be the authenticating mechanism to access the repository. The access to the Repository will be terminated after the ITT closing date.

 

Tender Offers and relevant/required supporting documentation shall be submitted electronically via the SharePoint ITT Repository no later than 22 August, 4pm.

 

Vendors are required to attend mandatory site briefing as per details below:

Date: 11 August 2022, Wednesday
Time: 10:30AM
Location: Singapore Art Museum @ 8Q, 8 Queen Street, Singapore 188535
Contact Person: Musa bin H M Bharoocha

The mandatory site briefing, please register your attendance/details ( Name of person, Contact Number ) via email to Mr Musa bin H M Bharoocha at [email protected] before 8 August 2022, 4pm.

 

 

To seek clarifications, interested vendors may email to the following:

 

Musa bin H M Bharoocha

6697 9744 / 9826 0132

Manager, Estates & Security

[email protected]

 

 

TENDER DOCUMENTS

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

 

DOWNLOAD TENDER DOCUMENTS (SAM/ITT/2022/0005)

 

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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