Venue: Singapore Philatelic Museum
23-B Coleman Street
Date: 8 June 2018 – 17 March 2019
Opening hours: Monday – Sunday 10.00am – 7.00pm
Admission is free for Singaporeans and permanent residents
$8 for adults
$6 for children (3-12 years)
Officially translated into 300 languages, The Little Prince, written by French aristocrat, writer, poet and pioneering aviator, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, has sold almost 200 million copies since it was first published in 1943. Fans in Singapore will be excited to know that the Singapore Philatelic Museum is unveiling a new exhibition dedicated to the world’s most widely-read book and its author, titled The Little Prince: Behind the Story. As its name goes, the exhibition will dig deeper to provide a fresh lens through which to experience the book, bolstered by rare philatelic materials and artefacts, some of which have never been exhibited outside of France.
The Little Prince: Behind the Story features more than 250 exhibits that will bring the book to life.
The tale of The Little Prince appeals to everyone with its universal themes of courage, dedication, love and hope. The Singapore Philatelic Museum’s exhibition presents a whole new dimension to the book by linking it to events in world history. Discover personal items and hand-drawn illustrations of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, stamps and philatelic materials issued by various postal authorities on the novel and the author, rare airmail covers that were carried by Saint-Exupéry when he was a commercial aviator in South America in the late 1920s, or even beautiful coloured-resin and fibreglass lacquer sculptures depicting scenes and characters in the novel.
The Little Prince in the Desert – Objects from the Sands of Fate
Talk by Mr Philippe Bon, Curator of Charles VII
Date : Friday, 15 February
7.30pm – 8.30pm
Venue : Singapore Philatelic Museum
Admission : Free
Limited spaces available, register at email@example.com
Uncover nostalgic objects salvaged from the author’s plane crash in the Sahara Desert and the incredible stories they tell. The near-death experience, one of too many, would shape his views on life and love, so tenderly shared in The Little Prince.
At the Singapore Philatelic Museum