|Artist's impression of proposed Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum.|
The architectural consultant for the new museum has just been appointed, and many teams set up to look into various aspects of this exciting project! Consultants from the Natural History Museum (UK) have been engaged and a series of workshops are being run over the next few days to lay the groundwork for a master-plan for the new museum.
|A view of the new museum from the side.|
Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music. The new natural history museum will be located to the right of it in this photo.
NUS museum, which contains all kinds of interesting spaces including the Lee Kong Chian Collection.
More about this fish in the old RMBR news blog. The museum does enormously important work to understand and preserve the rapidly disappearing and threatened biodiversity in Singapore and beyond.
You CAN make a difference for the new museum!
Funds are still needed to make this museum a reality. A website has been launched to accept donations from the public. Your gift will help to create a museum that we all can be proud of! You can donate online, by cheque or call 6516-5082 to make donations in cash or other gifts.
Can the public see anything of the collection now?
Yes, RMBR has a small public gallery displaying fascinating specimens from Singapore and beyond. Opened in 2001, here's more about what you can see at the gallery. And here's an account of one visit there during the recent Museum Open House.
Opening hours: 9am-5pm, Mon to Fri, closed on Saturdays, Sundays and Public Holidays.
Location: Department of Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science, link to campus map.
Guided and group tours of the Public Gallery is available, pre-registration required. More details on the RMBR website.
Get updates on the new museum via the RMBR news blog and Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum facebook page.
MORE about the new museum including:
- What's so special about our natural history collection?
- Why is this collection NOT displayed at the National Museum?
- Would people want to visit the new museum?
- Is a natural history museum important to conservation?