The Private Museum

The Private Museum The Private Museum is a non-profit private museum in Singapore with a mission to bridge the gap between the public and private through the exchange of ideas across cultures, educational initiatives as well as artistic and curatorial collaborations.

The Private Museum has closed at 51 Waterloo Street. Stay tuned for our new space!

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[Virtual Gala 2021] Happy International Day of Charity! The Private Museum is proud to have served as a non-profit organ...
05/09/2021

[Virtual Gala 2021]

Happy International Day of Charity! The Private Museum is proud to have served as a non-profit organisation and platform, showcasing and encouraging artistic endeavours beyond the walls of major public art institutions for the past 11 years.

In celebration of our 11th anniversary, we warmly invite you to The Private Museum’s Virtual Gala 2021. This year our virtual fundraiser is themed, “Hope”, as we look towards a hopeful future together past the challenges and struggles exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic.

It has been a fulfilling journey since our humble beginnings at 51 Waterloo Street and we are excited for a new chapter in a new space.

Your support will enable us to continue to serve the community and art eco-system as well as promote art appreciation. It is also crucial in our efforts in securing a new home for the museum.

For more information on how to support the Gala and the museum, please visit tinyurl.com/tpmvirtualgala21. You may also contact us at [email protected] or +65 67382872.

[Virtual Gala 2021]

Happy International Day of Charity! The Private Museum is proud to have served as a non-profit organisation and platform, showcasing and encouraging artistic endeavours beyond the walls of major public art institutions for the past 11 years.

In celebration of our 11th anniversary, we warmly invite you to The Private Museum’s Virtual Gala 2021. This year our virtual fundraiser is themed, “Hope”, as we look towards a hopeful future together past the challenges and struggles exacerbated by the Covid-19 pandemic.

It has been a fulfilling journey since our humble beginnings at 51 Waterloo Street and we are excited for a new chapter in a new space.

Your support will enable us to continue to serve the community and art eco-system as well as promote art appreciation. It is also crucial in our efforts in securing a new home for the museum.

For more information on how to support the Gala and the museum, please visit tinyurl.com/tpmvirtualgala21. You may also contact us at [email protected] or +65 67382872.

[51 Moments at 51 Waterloo]Throughout its 86 years, 51 Waterloo Street has gone through many changes, from the former Ca...
31/08/2021

[51 Moments at 51 Waterloo]

Throughout its 86 years, 51 Waterloo Street has gone through many changes, from the former Catholic High School to a thriving hub for the arts. The building’s closure has allowed us to reflect on its legacy, one filled with unique experiences and moments. Without a doubt, the memory of 51 Waterloo is one worth celebrating.

We invite you to commemorate the legacy of 51 Waterloo in our campaign, 51 Moments at 51 Waterloo.

Send us pictures that capture a special moment you would like to commemorate.

Every day, for 51 days, we will share one picture on our story to reminisce on 51 Waterloo's rich history.

Image: View of the Church of Saints Peter and Paul from 51 Waterloo

#51Momentsat51Waterloo

[51 Moments at 51 Waterloo]Throughout its 86 years, 51 Waterloo Street has gone through many changes, from the former Ca...
30/08/2021

[51 Moments at 51 Waterloo]

Throughout its 86 years, 51 Waterloo Street has gone through many changes, from the former Catholic High School to a thriving hub for the arts. The building’s closure has allowed us to reflect on its legacy, one filled with unique experiences and moments. Without a doubt, the memory of 51 Waterloo is one worth celebrating.

We invite you to commemorate the legacy of 51 Waterloo in our campaign, 51 Moments at 51 Waterloo.

Send us pictures that capture a special moment you would like to commemorate.

Every day, for 51 days, we will share one picture on our story to reminisce on 51 Waterloo's rich history.

Image: Architectural Elements of 51 Waterloo

#51Momentsat51Waterloo

[51 Moments at 51 Waterloo]Throughout its 86 years, 51 Waterloo Street has gone through many changes, from the former Ca...
27/08/2021

[51 Moments at 51 Waterloo]

Throughout its 86 years, 51 Waterloo Street has gone through many changes, from the former Catholic High School to a thriving hub for the arts. The building’s closure has allowed us to reflect on its legacy, one filled with unique experiences and moments. Without a doubt, the memory of 51 Waterloo is one worth celebrating.

We invite you to commemorate the legacy of 51 Waterloo in our campaign, 51 Moments at 51 Waterloo.

Send us pictures that capture a special moment you would like to commemorate.

Every day, for 51 days, we will share one picture on our story to reminisce on 51 Waterloo's rich history.

Image: Former Home of The Private Museum

#51Momentsat51Waterloo

We would like to thank everyone for coming down to catch our exhibition ‘3+3+3: On condition.’ The exhibition has now of...
19/08/2021

We would like to thank everyone for coming down to catch our exhibition ‘3+3+3: On condition.’ The exhibition has now officially closed.

We would like to express our sincere gratitude to everyone who has supported the exhibition. We hope that you have had an enjoyable and enriching experience. 3+3+3: On Condition was our final exhibition at 51 Waterloo Street.

The museum will be temporarily closed. We are excited to begin the next chapter at the museum’s new location with everyone. Stay tuned for updates!

#333OnCondition

We would like to thank everyone for coming down to catch our exhibition ‘3+3+3: On condition.’ The exhibition has now of...
19/08/2021

We would like to thank everyone for coming down to catch our exhibition ‘3+3+3: On condition.’ The exhibition has now officially closed.

We would like to express our sincere gratitude to everyone who has supported the exhibition. We hope that you have had an enjoyable and enriching experience. 3+3+3: On Condition was our final exhibition at 51 Waterloo Street.

The museum will be temporarily closed. We are excited to begin the next chapter at the museum’s new location with everyone. Stay tuned for updates!

#333OnCondition

We would like to thank everyone for coming down to catch our exhibition ‘3+3+3: On condition.’ The exhibition has now officially closed.

We would like to express our sincere gratitude to everyone who has supported the exhibition. We hope that you have had an enjoyable and enriching experience. 3+3+3: On Condition was our final exhibition at 51 Waterloo Street.

The museum will be temporarily closed. We are excited to begin the next chapter at the museum’s new location with everyone. Stay tuned for updates!

#333OnCondition

We would like to thank everyone for coming down to catch our exhibition ‘3+3+3: On condition.’ The exhibition has now of...
19/08/2021

We would like to thank everyone for coming down to catch our exhibition ‘3+3+3: On condition.’ The exhibition has now officially closed.

We would like to express our sincere gratitude to everyone who has supported the exhibition. We hope that you have had an enjoyable and enriching experience. 3+3+3: On Condition was our final exhibition at 51 Waterloo Street.

The museum will be temporarily closed. We are excited to begin the next chapter at the museum’s new location with everyone. Stay tuned for updates!

#333OnCondition

We would like to thank everyone for coming down to catch our exhibition ‘3+3+3: On condition.’ The exhibition has now officially closed.

We would like to express our sincere gratitude to everyone who has supported the exhibition. We hope that you have had an enjoyable and enriching experience. 3+3+3: On Condition was our final exhibition at 51 Waterloo Street.

The museum will be temporarily closed. We are excited to begin the next chapter at the museum’s new location with everyone. Stay tuned for updates!

#333OnCondition

We would like to thank everyone for coming down to catch our exhibition ‘3+3+3: On condition.’ The exhibition has now of...
19/08/2021

We would like to thank everyone for coming down to catch our exhibition ‘3+3+3: On condition.’ The exhibition has now officially closed.

We would like to express our sincere gratitude to everyone who has supported the exhibition. We hope that you have had an enjoyable and enriching experience. 3+3+3: On Condition was our final exhibition at 51 Waterloo Street.

The museum will be temporarily closed. We are excited to begin the next chapter at the museum’s new location with everyone. Stay tuned for updates!

#333OnCondition

We would like to thank everyone for coming down to catch our exhibition ‘3+3+3: On condition.’ The exhibition has now officially closed.

We would like to express our sincere gratitude to everyone who has supported the exhibition. We hope that you have had an enjoyable and enriching experience. 3+3+3: On Condition was our final exhibition at 51 Waterloo Street.

The museum will be temporarily closed. We are excited to begin the next chapter at the museum’s new location with everyone. Stay tuned for updates!

#333OnCondition

We would like to thank everyone for coming down to catch our exhibition ‘3+3+3: On condition.’ The exhibition has now of...
19/08/2021

We would like to thank everyone for coming down to catch our exhibition ‘3+3+3: On condition.’ The exhibition has now officially closed.

We would like to express our sincere gratitude to everyone who has supported the exhibition. We hope that you have had an enjoyable and enriching experience. 3+3+3: On Condition was our final exhibition at 51 Waterloo Street.

The museum will be temporarily closed. We are excited to begin the next chapter at the museum’s new location with everyone. Stay tuned for updates!

Isabella Teng Yen Lin3 ways to disappear, 5 ways to return, 1 way to say goodbye2021Site-specific installation; vinyl ta...
06/08/2021

Isabella Teng Yen Lin
3 ways to disappear, 5 ways to return, 1 way to say goodbye
2021
Site-specific installation; vinyl tape, pencil, colour pencil and paint
Dimensions variable

3 ways to disappear, 5 ways to return, 1 way to say goodbye exist as anamorphic site-specific installations. They combine visuals from The Private Museum’s archives with elements of its built environment to uncover our place amidst the ever-changing architectural and psycho-social field that we live in. Some parts of the gallery have been made to disappear. Other parts, finding their way back from a decade ago, have taken root once again in the present, if only for a moment.

1 way to say goodbye, the third component of this work, resides within the pages of the Exhibition Publication.

Head down to the museum to experience the artwork for yourself and discover more about it in our Exhibition Publication available for purchase!
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2 more days to catch 3+3+3: On Condition before it closes on 8 August 2021!

We are open:
Mon-Fri: 10am-7pm
Sat & Sun: 11am-5pm
Closed on Public Holidays

We look forward to seeing you at the museum!

#333OnCondition

Isabella Teng Yen Lin
3 ways to disappear, 5 ways to return, 1 way to say goodbye
2021
Site-specific installation; vinyl tape, pencil, colour pencil and paint
Dimensions variable

3 ways to disappear, 5 ways to return, 1 way to say goodbye exist as anamorphic site-specific installations. They combine visuals from The Private Museum’s archives with elements of its built environment to uncover our place amidst the ever-changing architectural and psycho-social field that we live in. Some parts of the gallery have been made to disappear. Other parts, finding their way back from a decade ago, have taken root once again in the present, if only for a moment.

1 way to say goodbye, the third component of this work, resides within the pages of the Exhibition Publication.

Head down to the museum to experience the artwork for yourself and discover more about it in our Exhibition Publication available for purchase!
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2 more days to catch 3+3+3: On Condition before it closes on 8 August 2021!

We are open:
Mon-Fri: 10am-7pm
Sat & Sun: 11am-5pm
Closed on Public Holidays

We look forward to seeing you at the museum!

#333OnCondition

Isabella Teng Yen Lin3 ways to disappear, 5 ways to return, 1 way to say goodbye2021Site-specific installation; vinyl ta...
05/08/2021

Isabella Teng Yen Lin
3 ways to disappear, 5 ways to return, 1 way to say goodbye
2021
Site-specific installation; vinyl tape, pencil, colour pencil and paint
Dimensions variable

3 ways to disappear, 5 ways to return, 1 way to say goodbye exist as anamorphic site-specific installations. They combine visuals from The Private Museum’s archives with elements of its built environment to uncover our place amidst the ever-changing architectural and psycho-social field that we live in. Some parts of the gallery have been made to disappear. Other parts, finding their way back from a decade ago, have taken root once again in the present, if only for a moment.

1 way to say goodbye, the third component of this work, resides within the pages of the Exhibition Publication.

Head down to the museum to experience the artwork for yourself and discover more about it in our Exhibition Publication available for purchase!
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3 more days to catch 3+3+3: On Condition before it closes on 8 August 2021!

We are open:
Mon-Fri: 10am-7pm
Sat & Sun: 11am-5pm
Closed on Public Holidays

We look forward to seeing you at the museum!

#333OnCondition

Isabella Teng Yen Lin3 ways to disappear, 5 ways to return, 1 way to say goodbye2021Site-specific installation; vinyl ta...
04/08/2021

Isabella Teng Yen Lin
3 ways to disappear, 5 ways to return, 1 way to say goodbye
2021
Site-specific installation; vinyl tape, pencil, colour pencil and paint
Dimensions variable

3 ways to disappear, 5 ways to return, 1 way to say goodbye exist as anamorphic site-specific installations. They combine visuals from The Private Museum’s archives with elements of its built environment to uncover our place amidst the ever-changing architectural and psycho-social field that we live in. Some parts of the gallery have been made to disappear. Other parts, finding their way back from a decade ago, have taken root once again in the present, if only for a moment.

1 way to say goodbye, the third component of this work, resides within the pages of the Exhibition Publication.

Head down to the museum to experience the artwork for yourself and discover more about it in our Exhibition Publication available for purchase!
__

Catch 3+3+3: On Condition before it closes on 8 August 2021!

We are open:
Mon-Fri: 10am-7pm
Sat & Sun: 11am-5pm
Closed on Public Holidays

We look forward to seeing you at the museum!

#333OnCondition

Mervin LohDelectable Cityscape: Smell, Space and Memories 2021Multimedia installationDimensions variableDelectable Citys...
02/08/2021

Mervin Loh
Delectable Cityscape: Smell, Space and Memories
2021
Multimedia installation
Dimensions variable

Delectable Cityscape: Smell, Space and Memories seeks to locate the relationship between the built environment and expired spaces (spaces whose leases are non-renewable) through the most basic human faculty—the sense of smell. The work aims to use the sense of smell as a catalyst to invoke moments of nostalgia within our memories, about the history and architecture of Singapore. Delectable Cityscape attempts to use these moments to investigate the possibility of smell as an architectural phenomenon and as an architectural technique.

Head down to the museum to experience Delectable Cityscape for yourself and read more about it in our Exhibition Publication available for purchase!
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Catch 3+3+3: On Condition before it closes on 8 August 2021!

We are open:
Mon-Fri: 10am-7pm
Sat & Sun: 11am-5pm
Closed on Public Holidays

We look forward to seeing you at the museum!

#333OnCondition

Check out the article by Ng Siang Ping about our current exhibition '3+3+3: On Condition'. Thank you for the feature Lia...
02/08/2021
私人美术馆 滑铁卢街最后展览

Check out the article by Ng Siang Ping about our current exhibition '3+3+3: On Condition'. Thank you for the feature Lianhe Zaobao 联合早报!

The exhibition runs till 8 August 2021.

We are open:
Mon-Fri: 10am-7pm
Sat & Sun: 11am-5pm
Closed on Public Holidays

We look forward to seeing you at the museum!

https://www.zaobao.com.sg/lifestyle/culture/story20210731-1175967

成立了11年的独立性展厅“私人美术馆”(The Private Museum)一直以滑铁卢街51号为家,现在该址举行最后的展览“3+3+3:有条件”,日后将搬到新的地点办展。“3+...

Mervin LohPart of Delectable Cityscape: Smell, Space and Memories 2021Multimedia installationDimensions variableDelectab...
01/08/2021

Mervin Loh
Part of Delectable Cityscape: Smell, Space and Memories
2021
Multimedia installation
Dimensions variable

Delectable Cityscape: Smell, Space and Memories seeks to locate the relationship between the built environment and expired spaces (spaces whose leases are non-renewable) through the most basic human faculty—the sense of smell. The work aims to use the sense of smell as a catalyst to invoke moments of nostalgia within our memories, about the history and architecture of Singapore. Delectable Cityscape attempts to use these moments to investigate the possibility of smell as an architectural phenomenon and as an architectural technique.

Head down to the museum to experience Delectable Cityscape for yourself and read more about it in our Exhibition Publication available for purchase!
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3+3+3: On Condition runs till 8 August 2021.

We are open:
Mon-Fri: 10am-7pm
Sat & Sun: 11am-5pm
Closed on Public Holidays

We look forward to seeing you at the museum!

#333OnCondition

Mervin LohPart of Delectable Cityscape: Smell, Space and Memories 2021Digital prints on Lustre paper15 x 15 cm x 9Part o...
30/07/2021

Mervin Loh
Part of Delectable Cityscape: Smell, Space and Memories
2021
Digital prints on Lustre paper
15 x 15 cm x 9

Part of Delectable Cityscape: Smell, Space and Memories, the artist has deliberately erased expired spaces (spaces whose leases are non-renewable) in this series of nine black and white photographs. In doing so, he aims to address the ephemeral nature of built spaces in our cityscape as well as evoke musings of nostalgia within our memories about the history and architecture of Singapore.
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3+3+3: On Condition runs till 8 August 2021.

We are open:
Mon-Fri: 10am-7pm
Sat & Sun: 11am-5pm
Closed on Public Holidays

We look forward to seeing you at the museum!

#333OnCondition

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The Private Museum is a non-profit private museum in Singapore founded by Singaporean philanthropist, art collector and real estate developer, Daniel Teo, together with his daughter Rachel Teo in 2010. Fuelled by passionate patronage for the arts, the museum aims to be an alternative platform to bridge the gap between the private and the public. It supports the exchange of ideas across cultures, educational initiatives, artistic and curatorial collaborations with collectors and practitioners of the arts. With a vision to promote art appreciation, the independent arts space engages local, regional and international audiences from all walks of life. The Private Museum is a registered Charity and Institution of a Public Character (IPC) since 2010 and 2015 respectively. Opening Hours: Mon – Fri : 10am to 7pm Sat - Sun : 11am to 5pm Other timings by appointment only By Car: Parking is available at - Manulife Centre - Waterloo Centre - Hotel Royel @ Queens - NTUC Income Centre By MRT: Alight at City Hall and have a short walk. Take the circle line and alight at Bras Basah. By Bus: 7/ 14 / 16 / 36 / 77 / 111 / 128 / 131 / 162 / 171 / 175 / 502 / 502B / 518 / 587 / 590 / 598 / 700 / 700A / 857

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THE PRIVATE MUSEUM (TPM) SINGAPORE is a non-profit private museum in Singapore founded by Singaporean philanthropist, art collector and real estate developer, Daniel Teo, together with his daughter Rachel Teo in 2010. Fuelled by passionate patronage for the arts, the museum aims to be an alternative platform to bridge the gap between the private and the public. It supports the exchange of ideas across cultures, educational initiatives, artistic and curatorial collaborations with collectors and practitioners of the arts. With a vision to promote art appreciation, the independent arts space engages local, regional and international audiences from all walks of life. The Private Museum is a registered Charity and Institution of a Public Character (IPC) since 2010 and 2015 respectively.

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