Public Art Museums: Their Work in the Visual Arts in Singapore with Special Reference to Sponsorship

Ramesh Narayanan

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This qualitative study concerns Singapore public art museums' work in the visual arts, focusing on historical background, recent developments, and sponsorship. Data were collected from the National Heritage Board annual reports, and from interviews with museum leaders. Analysis shows that heritage and cultural exhibitions were organised in the historical background period, and 'blockbuster' exhibitions in the recent developments period. The major expectations of the government sponsor are national responsibility, agreement terms and communication, and for the private sponsors are extended exhibition programming, agreement terms and negotiation. Recommendations for the future work of public art museums are drawn from these findings.
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
  • Houghton, Stephen, Supervisor
  • Punch, Keith, Supervisor
Award date1 May 2020
Publication statusUnpublished - 2019

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