New head of Singapore natural history museum wants to tell stories behind specimens

Associate Professor Darren Yeo took over the reins of the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum this month. ST PHOTO: CHONG JUN LIANG
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SINGAPORE - Singapore's only natural history museum may be home to more than a million dead animals and ancient artefacts, but its new chief wants to make the place come alive for locals.

How? By highlighting the stories - and secrets - behind the specimens, some of which date back over two centuries, through virtual tours, augmented reality technology and outreach programmes with schools.

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