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Singapore's first community museum celebrates its first anniversary

Our Museum @ Taman Jurong celebrated its first anniversary on Sunday with an open house for hundreds of residents. -- PHOTO: ZAO BAO
Our Museum @ Taman Jurong celebrated its first anniversary on Sunday with an open house for hundreds of residents. -- PHOTO: ZAO BAO
Our Museum @ Taman Jurong celebrated its first anniversary on Sunday with an open house for hundreds of residents. Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam (third from left), advisor to Taman Jurong Grassroots Organisations, was the guest of
Our Museum @ Taman Jurong celebrated its first anniversary on Sunday with an open house for hundreds of residents. Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam (third from left), advisor to Taman Jurong Grassroots Organisations, was the guest of honour at the event on Sunday evening. -- PHOTO: ZAO BAO
Our Museum @ Taman Jurong celebrated its first anniversary on Sunday with an open house for hundreds of residents. Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam (left), advisor to Taman Jurong Grassroots Organisations, was the guest of honour at
Our Museum @ Taman Jurong celebrated its first anniversary on Sunday with an open house for hundreds of residents. Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam (left), advisor to Taman Jurong Grassroots Organisations, was the guest of honour at the event on Sunday evening. -- PHOTO: ZAO BAO
Our Museum @ Taman Jurong celebrated its first anniversary on Sunday with an open house for hundreds of residents. Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam (left), advisor to Taman Jurong Grassroots Organisations, was the guest of honour at the e
Our Museum @ Taman Jurong celebrated its first anniversary on Sunday with an open house for hundreds of residents. Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam (left), advisor to Taman Jurong Grassroots Organisations, was the guest of honour at the event on Sunday evening. -- PHOTO: ZAO BAO
Our Museum @ Taman Jurong celebrated its first anniversary on Sunday with an open house for hundreds of residents. -- PHOTO: ZAO BAO
Our Museum @ Taman Jurong celebrated its first anniversary on Sunday with an open house for hundreds of residents. -- PHOTO: ZAO BAO

Our Museum @ Taman Jurong celebrated its first anniversary on Sunday with an open house for hundreds of residents.

The community museum, which is housed in containers and located in Yung Sheng Road, showcases national artworks and the history of the area.

It is managed by the National Heritage Board and community partners like the People's Association, and includes photography exhibitions and multimedia installations. Over 24,000 people have visited in the past year.

Deputy Prime Minister Tharman Shanmugaratnam, advisor to Taman Jurong Grassroots Organisations, was the guest of honour at the event on Sunday evening. He said in his opening address that the museum is "a very small place but a very special place for us".

He highlighted the contributions members of the community, ranging from young people to teachers and fighter pilots, have made to the museum.

"Most are not artists, they are not people with an arts background, but they have decided to take part in activities together and to create something new and special," he said.

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