SJI launches booklet of former campus at Singapore Art Museum
St Joseph's Institution (SJI) launched a guide booklet on Tuesday for visitors to navigate their way through its former campus in Bras Basah, which now houses the Singapore Art Museum.
Produced by a team of students and teachers from the school, the booklet is available for free to visitors of the museum, whose building has been gazetted a national monument by the National Heritage Board.
Among iconic parts of the 161-year-old school's original premises is the second-floor chapel, which continues to retain basins that once held holy water, a pressed steel ceiling and the original multi-coloured concrete floor tiles.
The launch of the booklet was held concurrently with the opening of the school's first public visual art exhibition - Creation. Also located at the Singapore Art Museum from Tuesday till Friday, the exhibition showcases the works of 12 former SJI boys, two of whom were past winners of the UOB Painting of the Year Award.