Kudos to the teams behind museum, gallery showcases

I visited the National Museum and National Gallery last week and was thoroughly amazed.

The museum's Singapore History and Surviving Syonan galleries were interactive and beautifully presented.

The environment was pleasing and, clearly, the curators had put much thought into the selection and showcasing of the information.

The We Built A Nation exhibition, in particular, where I saw the personal side of our founding father, Mr Lee Kuan Yew, stirred bittersweet feelings in me.

The personal items of other founding leaders, such as Dr Goh Keng Swee and Mr Othman Wok, also gave us a glimpse of their hard work and great contributions to Singapore.

At the National Gallery, I was captivated by works by talented artists from South-east Asia.

Many stories were told through the works of art, showing how this region has grown and transformed, and the years of turbulence and victory.

It was also intriguing to see the structures of the old Supreme Court weaved into this new gallery.

It was a privilege to be able to enter and view the courtrooms and City Hall Chamber.

I commend the organisers, curators, artists and contributors for their hard work in planning, designing, creating and curating these powerful and thought-provoking pieces that teach us so much.

As Singaporeans approach the end of our Jubilee Year, let us be reminded once again that there is so much we can be proud of and grateful for.

Kwang Wan Yi (Ms)

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 30, 2015, with the headline 'Kudos to the teams behind museum, gallery showcases'. Print Edition | Subscribe