FOM has been training individuals to guide in Singapore museums for nearly four decades. New docent training programmes will begin this September 2017. If you are interested in becoming a docent at one of our museums training during the 2017-18 calendar year, please see the options listed below.

The Asian Civilisations Museum explores the theme of Singapore as one of the region's great port cities and trade emporia—a role Southeast Asia played long before the first Europeans reached its shores. The museum's galleries highlight not only the goods traded, but also the cultural influences that contributed to Southeast Asia's cultural diversity.  The Asian Civilisations Museum offers visitors a unique insight into the region's long and rich history. 
FOM Docent Training for ACM will be held September 19, 2017 through March 27, 2018.

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Gillman Barracks (GB) is a contemporary arts cluster. The GB Training Module offers an opportunity to guide contemporary art exhibitions from five different continents hosted by reputed international galleries located at GB. Training for GB is only open to those who are already docents at SAM, STPI and NMS and is usually held in April of each year.

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.
Watch this space for information about when the next docent training for IHC will be held.

Malay Heritage Centre is a cultural centre showcasing the history, culture and heritage of Malay Singaporeans. Watch this space for information about when the next docent training for MHC will be held.

The National Museum of Singapore covers Singapore's rich history as it grew into 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 the many groups that form the basis of today's multicultural society. 
FOM Docent Training for NMS will be held September 19, 2017 through March 27, 2018.

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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. FOM Docent Training for TPM will be held September 19,  2017  through January 16, 2018.

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The Singapore Art Museum's collection focuses on contemporary Southeast Asian art, with a growing collection representing international contemporary art. 
Singapore Art Museum will undergo renovations from 2017-2021. Docent Training has been suspended until further notice.

Docents at STPI guide regular public tours on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 11:30 am, and Saturdays at 2.00 pm, in addition to 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 STPI docent training will begin February 2018.

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This heritage institution highlights Dr. Sun Yat Sen's revolutionary activities in Southeast Asia and the impact of the 1911 Chinese Revolution on Singapore. 
FOM Docent Training for SYSNMH will be held January 31 through April 25, 2018.

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The URA/FOM Chinatown Heritage Trails Group will be conducting a new training programme, starting on 8th September, 2017. It will be conducted on 8 Friday mornings.  Also included are the 4 Tuesdays of the FOM foundation course and  1 Monday of URA training. Anyone interested in learning more about Chinatown history, culture and architecture, with the view to guiding walking tours, please approach our table at the PIM on (31st August) or register your interest using this link

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