Museum Learning in the Digital Age

Explore the museums’ position for audiences in the Digital Age

The Botany Centre

Date: 18 July (8.30 am – 5.30 pm) – 19 July 2019 (9:00 am – 5.00 pm)
Venue: Singapore Botanic Gardens – Botany Center
1 Cluny Rd, Singapore 259569
Admission: Free (registration required. To register, please visit :

The Singapore Art Museum holds a symposium about the museum’s learning in the Digital Area, at the Botany Centre, on the 18 and 19 July 2019, inviting museum professionals and educators from France, Australia and the Southeast Asian Region to share and discuss perspectives on museum-based learning for tomorrow.

What does the future hold for museum learning in a digital age, where diverse audiences have unlimited access to online arts and cultural resources?

Speakers from the Ngee Ann Polytechnic, the Queensland Art Gallery & Gallery of Modern Art, Australia, as well as the Singapore Teachers’ Academy for the arts, will explore various topics, including:

  • Interdisciplinary Learning – The museum as a space to rethink the future of pedagogies of teaching and learning with a focus on youths and pre-schoolers
  • Alternative Learning Spaces – The museum as a classroom
  • Understanding the 22nd-Century Audience – Needs of youth audiences of the future, and implications for museum learning
  • Museums and their impact – On social-emotional learning for pre-schoolers
  • To Tech or Not to Tech – Possibilities and challenges of youth-focused and technology-enabled museum learning

For more information on programme schedule, synopses, and speaker profiles, please visit the registration page:

The invitation of Vincent Poussou is supported by the Embassy of France in Singapore.

About the speakers

  • Vincent Poussou

Vincent Poussou, former student of the HEC School of Management and current Head of audiences and communication of the Réunion des musées nationaux-Grand palais, where he leaded the creation of the new departement of audiences and digital, has focused his career on combining education, marketing and programing in the digital era.
He notably worked on the particpated in the creation of Parc de la Villette, new urban cultural Park in Paris; as well as the development of the Mobile Pompidou project.

For more information about the Réunion des musées nationaux-Grand palais, please visit:

About Botany Centre

Established in 1859, the Botany Centre, at the southern end of the Gardens, was designed around precious historic trees and colonial buildings. It currently houses important research resources like the Singapore Herbarium, the Library of Botany and Horticulture, and the Orchid Breeding and Micropropagation Laboratory.