The News Issue 32

Published on 22 December 2015

TEXT BY PAMELA HO

Museum to Movies

Where art and science meet on screen at Marina Bay Sands.

With the screening of documentary film Particle Fever on 30 November, the ArtScience Museum launched its latest programme, ArtScience on Screen. This is a major new platform for film-makers and artists exploring the intersection between art and science using moving image, video and film. The curated programming will comprise feature-length film screenings, multi-screen presentations, documentaries and essay films. In addition to screenings, Level 4 of the Museum will host dialogue sessions and masterclasses with film-makers and artists.

For more on ArtScience on Screen, visit www.marinabaysands.com/ArtScienceMuseum.

Treasure Island

Our little red dot plays host to the most precious treasures of the world.

What is regarded as “treasure” to different world cultures? From Africa to Europe, the Americas to the Middle East, Asia to Oceania, it differs. Exploring this theme is the blockbuster exhibition, Treasures of the World From the British Museum, which was officially opened at the National Museum of Singapore on 4 December by guest-of-honour, Minister Grace Fu. “This collaboration between our National Museum and the British Museum reflects the strong ties we share between our cultural institutions, and between our countries,” says Minister Fu. This is the largest show from the British Museum’s collection in Singapore to date.

The exhibition is on at the National Museum of Singapore till 29 May 2016, admission fees apply. For more information, visit www.nationalmuseum.sg.

Super Sleuth Soars

Singapore’s Sherlock Sam takes on America!

The Sherlock Sam book series, created by Adan Jimenez and Felicia Low-Jimenez (a husband-and-wife team known as AJ Low), will have the honour of being the first Singaporean children’s fiction series to enter the American market. The set-in-Singapore series revolves around 10 year-old boy Samuel Tan Cher Lock (just call him Sherlock Sam) and his robot sidekick, Watson. Launched here in 2012 under Epigram Books, the series will be published in the States by Andrews McMeel Publishing, which also publishes comics such as Peanuts and Calvin & Hobbes. The first three titles in the Sherlock Sam series are scheduled to be launched in mid-2016.

The book series is available at all major
bookstores and on Epigram Books’ online store, shop.epigrambooks.sg.

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