NUS Museum Events

[Film Screening] The Fog Of War
Eleven lessons from the life of Robert S. McNamara

Tuesday, 28 March 2017
7pm - 9pm
Ngee Ann Kongsi Auditorium
Education Resource Centre, NUS University Town

Free with registration at

The Fog of War is a retrospective on the life of Robert McNamara, who served as Secretary of Defense to US Presidents John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson. An Errol Morris film and set to an original score by Philip Glass, the documentary combines an interview with McNamara with archival footage and documents to illustrate lessons he gleaned from his experience as a man in positions of influence.

This film screening is organised in conjunction with the exhibitions “Who wants to remember a war?” and LINES: War Drawings and Posters from the Ambassador Dato’ N. Parameswaran Collection, which features posters, woodcuts and drawings from the French phase of the Indochina war of resistance against the Americans, and drawings and sketches of life and people at the frontlines.

For more information on these exhibitions, please click here.

[Image credit: Detail of Dong Thap Muoi During The Resistance Against The Americans In The Years 1965-1970 (Photographer unknown; 1965-1970), Photographic print, 50 x 59.5cm. Collection of Ambassador Dato’ N. Parameswaran. Used by permission of Dato’ N. Parameswaran. All rights reserved.]

View the e-flyer here.

[Performance Art] Let's Chat
with Amanda Heng

23 Feb, 23 Mar, 20 Apr, 20 Jul, 24 Aug, 21 Sep, 19 Oct and 23 Nov
10am - 6pm
NUS Museum

For student groups above 10 pax, please notify the Museum at with your intended date and time of visit.

Let’s Chat is Amanda Heng’s seminal and ongoing project that creates a sanctuary for conversations; where thoughts – fleeting, mundane or immediate – may come together and connect, perhaps transforming the casual to an intimate space of mutual empathy. What started as an original premise on “rediscovering the simpler joys of kampong life” in 1996 developed into a series of distinct reiterations examining ways of storytelling, the individual and collective’s constructs toward the costs of economic progress and the mobility of these interaction’s afterlives. Let’s Chat has since then been presented in shopping malls, markets, and other museums.

Now presented in the exhibition Radio Malaya: Abridged Conversations About Art, participate in Let's Chat which will run from 10am - 6pm at the gallery on the following Thursdays: 23 Feb, 23 Mar, 20 Apr, 20 Jul, 24 Aug, 21 Sep, 19 Oct and 23 Nov.