Primary pupils get museum visits as part of art lessons

Refreshed syllabus includes efforts to expose them to S'porean art

A National Gallery Singapore education facilitator giving a tour in one of the art galleries to Marsiling Primary School pupils. ST PHOTO: GAVIN FOO
Marsiling Primary School pupil Ilman, 10, role plays as a Samsui Woman during their tour of the National Gallery. ST PHOTO: GAVIN FOO
Marsiling Primary School pupils Sai Zhuo Le (right), 9, and Yip Jun Yi (second from right), 10, looking at digital copies of art exhibits at the interactive Social Table. ST PHOTO: GAVIN FOO
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Don't be surprised if you bump into primary school pupils in a museum, analysing self-portraits by Singapore painter Georgette Chen or works by local artist Chen Wen Hsi depicting samsui women at work.

All primary school pupils will get to visit a museum from this year as part of a refreshed art education syllabus aimed at making learning more authentic.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 23, 2018, with the headline Primary pupils get museum visits as part of art lessons. Subscribe