What's on for Tertiary Schools

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

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.

Public Programmes (Guo Pei: Chinese Art and Couture edition)

Besides school programmes, there are also events and activities open to all! Come hear from the curator Ms Jackie Yoong herself in her guided tours, have some fun with hands-on crafts, enjoy Chinese opera performances, and shop your heart out at our fashion weekend festival. All these and more, right here at ACM!

Please visit our what's on page for programme details.


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 tertiary level students

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.


Self-guided Visits

Please e-mail our education team at least 4 weeks in advance to book a slot for a self-guided tour.




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. Available in Mandarin.


Speak Out Loud! Student Museum Guiding (currently available only in Mandarin)
12 hours
2 full days, from 9am to 4.30pm
Suitable for 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.


Coming up!
Workshops at ACM for tertiary students aim to allow exploration of identity and deeper understanding of individual roles, and how we come together to form an ever-evolving Asian culture.

Stay tuned more updates!


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NYJC Attachment


In 2018, two interns from NYJC did a week-long attachment with ACM. Working with our Audience Managers, they conceptualised a Southeast Asian Trail for our permanent galleries and produced craft activities for pre-school groups. ACM is currently producing a trail for tertiary students by tertiary students. The interns also actively helped out in the June Holiday programme, where they got to try their hand at facilitating a craft workshop and interacting with Primary School students.


Every year, the Audience Team at ACM collaborates with students from Art schools, such as LASALLE, NAFA, and SOTA, for various projects. Most recently, we are working with LASALLE’s dance faculty to interpret our Tang, Trade, and Contemporary Galleries for our annual Halloween event, ACM After Dark.


ACM has collaborated with the National Institute of Education’s Visual and Performing Arts department through group discussions with student-teachers on how they can craft museum-based learning lesson plans and better facilitate age-appropriate discussions about often avoided objects, such as religious sculptures.


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.