An extensive and massive upgrade to the National Museum’s Permanent Galleries began quietly in 2014, so that they would be ready for a grand re-opening in 2015 – Singapore’s golden jubilee year.
Kingsmen Exhibits, together with gsmprjctº were tasked with creating an immersive and multi-sensory experience that would take visitors on a poignant journey from backwater fishing village to a British colony, to self-government and finally, to its independence.
The Singapore story, fraught with twists and turns, is dramatically played out on at least eight video presentation stations, totaling just under 120 square meters of surface area, each of which is projected onto Screen Goo High Contrast treated surfaces. From the Singapore Gallery to the Synonan-To Zone to a Pepperghost installation, Screen Goo re-produces both original old monochrome footage, lighting effects and specially produced video re-enactments in Technicolor effortlessly. Coupled with mood lighting and strategically-positioned audio speakers, the visitor experience is unforgettable and emotionally-charged in some areas. A visit is highly recommended for a first-hand Screen Goo experience. Free Entry for all Singapore citizens.