ASIAN FILM GROUPS

ENGLISH DOCENT TRAINING

For nearly four decades, FOM has been training individuals to guide in Singapore's museums. Docent-training programmes are available for the following museums and institutes:

Asian Civilisations Museum
Gillman Barracks
Indian Heritage Centre
Malay Heritage Centre
National Museum of Singapore
Peranakan Museum
Singapore Art Museum
Singapore Tyler Print Institute
Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall

Docent training programmes for 2017/18 are announced below. If you would like to be a part of docent training, please fill in the application form and mail to the address in the application.

The Asian Civilisations Museum shines a spotlight on the ancestral cultures of Singaporeans, whose origins are found throughout China, Southeast Asia, India and the Islamic World. In its bright new galleries, it explores the theme of trade which has linked this vast area over thousands of years, as well as the ancient religions that have travelled via the trade routes. With world class collections like the Tang Shipwreck Gallery, it offers visitors a unique insight into Asian history. ACM training for 2016-7 is underway. A new training course will commence September 2017. Watch this page for future details.

Gillman Barracks is a contemporary arts cluster. This year's training is underway. A new training course will commence September 2017. Watch this page for future details. The GB Training Module offers an opportunity to guide contemporary art exhibitions from 5 different continents hosted by reputed international galleries at GB.

The IHC traces and celebrates the history, heritage and culture of the Indian community in Singapore and the Southeast Asian region. It is located in the heart of the colourful and historical Little India precinct.
The Docent Training for IHC is currently underway. A new course will start in Spring 2018. Please watch this space for more information

Malay Heritage Centre is a cultural centre showcasing the history, culture and heritage of Malay Singaporeans. A new Docent Training course for MHC Training is scheduled for Jan 2018. Please watch this space for more information

The National Museum of Singapore presents the history of Singapore from the 14th century onwards to the independent, modern city-state it is today. The galleries capture the nation's defining moments, challenges and achievements using innovative displays that highlight significant periods in Singapore's 700-year history as well as the life of historical figures and people from different communities. NMS training for 2016-7 is underway. A new training course will commence September 2017. Watch this page for future details.

The Peranakan Museum is a small boutique museum that showcases the life and rites of a Peranakan family, a unique Chinese-Malay blended tradition found only in Southeast Asia. TPM training for 2016-7 is underway. A new training course will commence September 2017. Watch this page for future details.

Singapore Art Museum has one of the world's most important public collections of Southeast Asian contemporary artworks, with a growing component in international contemporary art. Ideal for art lovers, SAM's training includes the Gillman Barracks. SAM training for 2016-7 is underway. A new training course will commence September 2017. Watch this page for future details.

Docents at STPI guide regular public tours on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11:30 am, and Saturdays at 2.00pm, as well as group and student tours on weekdays (variable schedule). The one-hour guided tours include the exhibitions of work by Visiting Artists and the STPI workshop facilities. Exhibitions change every six weeks on average.
The next docent training will be held in 2018. Watch this page for future course information.

This is a heritage institution highlighting Dr. Sun’s revolutionary activities in SEA and the impact of the 1911 Chinese Revolution on Singapore and Singapore’s contribution to it. Training is held on a regular basis. Watch this page for future course information.