What's on for Secondary Schools


Programmes designed for ACM’s Special Exhibition Guo Pei: Chinese Art and Couture
17 June to 15 September 2019


Secondary - Guo Pei


Guo Pei is China’s leading couturiere – high fashion designer and dressmaker. Every Guo Pei dress tells a story – about legends and fairytales, Chinese imperial culture, nature, and even life itself. Her designs reflect her Beijing childhood, overseas experiences, and ideas about art. Each new collection of dresses is an opportunity for her to push the boundaries of craftsmanship. Her team of over 500 artisans spends thousands of hours on the intricate handwork required for each new creation. With her designs, she aims to touch lives and give hope through uplifting beauty.

This exhibition explores 29 Guo Pei creations from the angle of Chinese historical and contemporary design, juxtaposed with artworks in the collection of the Asian Civilisations Museum.

Go on a guided or self-guided tour of this exhibition, pick up a trail booklet, or explore our activity space! Book a visit with us today.


Guided tour (Guo Pei: Chinese Art and Couture edition)

English and Mandarin tours available.

Discover the inspiring designs by China’s leading couturiere Guo Pei in a 1-hour guided tour.


Self-Guided tour (Guo Pei: Chinese Art and Couture edition)

Explore the exhibition on your own with your students. You can pick up a trail booklet that inspires close-looking and writing activities, drop by the activity space at the Level 2 Foyer for some hands-on fun, or come sketch in our gallery!


Recommended duration: 1 hour
Time: Mondays to Fridays, 10am to 6pm
Booking is required. Museum admission charges still apply.


*Please bring your own pencils, sketchpads, and kneaded erasers for sketching. Only pencils are allowed – other non-reversible mediums of drawing are not permitted within the galleries.


Art-making workshop with guided tour (Guo Pei: Chinese Art and Couture edition)
*Available from July 2019 onwards

Discover inspiring designs by China’s leading couturiere Guo Pei in a 45-minute guided tour. Then create and take home an artwork inspired by the exhibition in a 45-minute art-making workshop!


Duration: 90 minutes
Time: Mondays to Fridays, 10am-4pm
Cost: $15-$25 per student. Museum admission charges still apply.
Capacity: Minimum 20 students, Maximum 80 students per session

For enquiries and bookings, please e-mail nhb_acm_edu@nhb.gov.sg


Please note that workshop bookings should be made at least 4 weeks in advance, and are subject to the availability of our museum facilitators and venues. All tours have to be booked by the 7th of the month before. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis, and guided tours are subject to the availability of our museum guides.

 

Guided Tours


Secondary - Guided Tours


Discover the connections between the diverse culture of Asia, and how the trade, interactions of people, and exchanges of ideas have influenced art in Asia. These tours are led by our volunteer docents.


Introduction to Ancestral Cultures or Cross-cultural Art (choose one)
60 minutes
Mondays to Fridays
Hourly between 10am to 4pm
Suitable for 13 to 17 years old


Tours are customisable according to age group. Please complete this school booking form and email us at nhb_acm_edu@nhb.edu.sg to book a guided tour.

 

Workshops


Speak Out Loud! Student Museum Guiding (currently available only in Mandarin)

Students’ presentation and language skills are honed as they train as guides. After the workshop, participants will be equipped to guide their peers around the galleries during learning journeys at the museum.

Secondary - Anglican High

12 hours
Saturdays
2 full days, from 9am to 4.30pm
Suitable for: All secondary levels (13 to 17 years old)
$1,200 for every 15 students


Please complete this school booking form and email us at nhb_acm_edu@nhb.edu.sg to book this workshop.


Let’s Make Art (Secondary)!

Choose from a variety of workshops and uncover nuggets of information about Asian culture! Using interdisciplinary methods of facilitation, students will better understand concepts such as trade, and exchanges of goods and ideas through art-making activities.

Select one theme from these four options for the art-making session:
1. Asian Mythical Creatures (Collage)
2. Motif Print (Printmaking)
3. Material Cultures (Ceramics)
4. Guo Pei: Chinese Art and Couture edition (Paper sculpting)


Suitable for: All secondary levels (13 to 17 years old)
Duration: 90 minutes
Time: Mondays thru Fridays, 10am–4pm
Cost: $15 per student. Museum admission charges still apply.
Capacity: min 20 students, max 80 students per session


For enquiries and bookings, please e-mail nhb_acm_edu@nhb.gov.sg

Please note that workshop bookings should be made at least 4 weeks in advance, and are subject to the availability of our museum facilitators and venues. All tours must be booked by the 7th of the month before. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis, and guided tours are subject to the availability of our museum guides.

 

Self-Guided Visits


Historical Investigation


Explore the ACM with your Secondary 1 History students using this self-guided worksheet downloadable here.

 

Resources


Download activity cards that you can use with your students in the galleries. Each card has accompanying activities.

Bureau ShrineResource - Dragon RobeResource - HanumanResource - HorseResource - LionResource - MakaraResource - Ox Shaped VesselResource - PhoenixResource -  QilinResource - RabbitResource - Standing Ganesha

 

Be our collaborator today!


Student docent training and co-creation of resources

The ACM trains student docents on a yearly basis over an intensive 12-hour long session. Our graduated student docents have guided both school and public tours, including in our special exhibitions Angkor in 2018, and Raffles in Southeast Asia, and Guo Pei in 2019.

Several schools, including River Valley High (2017, 2018) and St Joseph’s Institution (2019), have partnered our Audience Managers to co-create resources for guiding their peers in the ACM galleries. The pupils checked in with their mentors regularly to gather feedback and work on their proposals.

In July 2019, MOE Bicultural Studies collaborated with ACM for their annual camp for nearly 300 Year-3 students. Customised learning materials for their Learning Journey were co-designed with MOE staff according to the theme of the camp. The students went through docent-guided tours at ACM while completing a worksheet.

Should you be interested in a collaboration with us, please email our education team and your e-mail will be forwarded to the relevant manager in-charge.