Arts take on science of big data

To better engage audiences, the National Gallery Singapore has started feedback surveys for its shows, such as the ongoing Lim Cheng Hoe: Painting Singapore display (above), and theatre group The Necessary Stage has put its archives online (left).
To better engage audiences, the National Gallery Singapore has started feedback surveys for its shows, such as the ongoing Lim Cheng Hoe: Painting Singapore display (above), and theatre group The Necessary Stage has put its archives online.PHOTOS: MATTHIAS CHONG, THE NECESSARY STAGE
To better engage audiences, the National Gallery Singapore has started feedback surveys for its shows, such as the ongoing Lim Cheng Hoe: Painting Singapore display, and theatre group The Necessary Stage has put its archives online (above).
To better engage audiences, the National Gallery Singapore has started feedback surveys for its shows, such as the ongoing Lim Cheng Hoe: Painting Singapore display, and theatre group The Necessary Stage has put its archives online (above). PHOTOS: MATTHIAS CHONG, THE NECESSARY STAGE
Public art installation, Kindling (above), comprising portraits of senior residents in Chong Pang, is part of a series of workshops under the Both Sides, Now project to engage the community on end-of-life issues.
Public art installation, Kindling (above), comprising portraits of senior residents in Chong Pang, is part of a series of workshops under the Both Sides, Now project to engage the community on end-of-life issues. ST PHOTO: JASMINE CHOONG

Arts groups and institutions are looking at new ways of collecting, managing and using data

Imagine browsing the National Collection online to learn about Singapore's history and heritage the same way you browse a shopping site like Amazon.com.

Or building a personalised itinerary for a visit to the National Gallery Singapore, using the Gallery Explorer app, before you even step foot in the space.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 09, 2018, with the headline 'Arts take on science of big data'. Print Edition | Subscribe