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 THE PROVISION OF CLEANING, RECYCLING AND DISINFECTION SERVICES AT TANJONG PAGAR DISTRIPARK

 

Reference No.: SAM/ITT/2021/0010
Date of Publication: 9 September 2021
Closing Date: 29 September 2021
Closing Time:4pm

 

Please find below Corrigendum No. 1 for changes made towards the Tender documents

Apart from the amendments in Corrigendum No. 1 below, no other parts of the tender documentation were changed.

 

Tenderers are to submit their proposals and documents via email to [email protected].

 

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

 

Venue: Tanjong Pagar Distripark, Blk 39

Date: 15 September 2021

Time: 10am

Contact Person: Bertrum Leong

 

In view of COVID-19 Safe Management Measures, attendees will be split into groups of no more than FIVE (05) with a safe distancing between groups as well.

 

Maximum of TWO (02) attendees from each company is allowed to attend. Tenderers must register their wish to attend (together with information on the persons attending the site briefing) through email no later than 14 September 2021, 3pm to Bertrum Leong.

 

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.

 

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

 

Bertrum Leong

Assistant Manager, Estates & Security

6697 9797

[email protected]

 

Musa bin H M Bharoocha

Senior Manager, Estates & Security

6697 9797

[email protected]

 

 

TENDER DOCUMENTS

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

 

DOWNLOAD TENDER DOCUMENTS (SAM/ITT/2021/0010)

DOWNLOAD CORRIGENDUM NO.1 (SAM/ITT/2021/0010)

 

Please contact us if you have any questions.

INVITATION TO QUOTE FOR DESIGN, LAYOUT AND DEVELOPMENT OF ONE PUBLICATION

 

Reference No.: SAM/ITQ/2021/0034
Date of Publication: 21 September 2021
Closing Date: 29 September 2021
Closing Time:4pm

 

Vendors are to submit their quotations and documents via email to [email protected]. To seek clarifications on the requirements, interested vendors may contact or submit their written requests to: 

 

Chanon Kenji Praepipatmongkol

Curator

[email protected]

 

Syaheedah Iskandar

Assistant Curator

[email protected]

 

 

TENDER DOCUMENTS

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

 

DOWNLOAD TENDER DOCUMENTS (SAM/ITQ/2021/0034)

 

Please contact us if you have any questions.

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL FOR OPERATION OF A FOOD & BEVERAGE CONCEPT FOR SINGAPORE ART MUSEUM

 

Reference No.: SAM/ITT/2021/0009
Date of Publication:
3 September 2021
Closing Date:
15 October 2021
Closing Time:
4pm

Proposals shall be submitted electronically via email: [email protected], no later than 15 October 2021, 4pm.

 

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

 

Proposers who wish to seek clarifications on the RFP shall submit their written request no later than 7 working days prior to the closing of the RFP to:

 

Mr YEE Yeong Chong

y[email protected]

 

TENDER DOCUMENTS


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

 

DOWNLOAD TENDER DOCUMENTS (SAM/ITT/2021/0009)

 

Please contact us if you have any questions.

 

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