"Picturing the Pandemic: A Visual Record of Covid-19 in Singapore" will open at the National Museum of Singapore on Feb. 27, 2021.
Running for about six months, the exhibition documents the stories and experiences of the people in Singapore in the early phases of the pandemic, and how they have come together in this global crisis.
A total of 272 photographs, 16 donated artefacts, and one short film will be on display, inviting visitors into the lives of their fellow residents as they adapt to the new normal.
The exhibits span five themes:
- A Day in the Life
- Essential Workers
- New Ways of Living
- Making Visible
- The Spaces Between Us
The themes encompass the experiences of different demographics, such as children, the elderly, migrant workers, and professionals providing essential services.
"These members of the public welcomed the photographers and filmmakers into their lives and offered an honest look at how they have responded to and coped with the pandemic," the museum revealed.
Here's a peek at some of the photos:
On other hand, the artefacts range from sketches and paintings by the public to a seal carving made by a doctor to remember a patient’s smile behind her face mask.
Another notable artefact is the vial that used to contain the first vaccine administered in Singapore.
Collecting Contemporary Singapore
The curation of media and objects is part of the museum's ongoing Collecting Contemporary Singapore initiative, which seeks to collaborate with the public to capture Singapore's recent history for posterity.
You can still submit any relevant materials here, from now till June 30, 2021.
Picturing the Pandemic: A Visual Record of Covid-19 in Singapore
National Museum of Singapore
93 Stamford Rd, Singapore 178897
Feb. 27 - Aug. 29, 2021
Admission is free.
Visit their website for the latest updates on the exhibition.