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Senior-friendly Digital Resources from National Museum of Singapore

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National Museum of Singapore has developed three sets of resources and brief write-ups about them can be found on the museum’s web page for senior programmes and resources here. All three sets of resources are suitable for seniors, including seniors living with dementia. The organisation’s staff or seniors’ caregivers are encouraged to use these resources together with the seniors.

 

 

Moving Memories Resource Kit [*New* Digital Resource]

 

First presented at the museum in 2017, the Moving Memories installation presents seven of Yip Yew Chong’s life-sized murals which seek to express the romance of “places and moments… that blend sights, sounds, smell and tastes”.

 

You can now enjoy Moving Memories online, anywhere and anytime. Accompanying this installation is a newly-launched Moving Memories Resource Kit that includes an activity guide and a suggested hands-on activity. This resource kit is created for senior organisations or care partners of persons with dementia to adapt and engage seniors in conversations. 

 

Please email nhb_nm_programmes@nhb.gov.sg to request for a digital copy of the accompanying Activity Guide.

 

More information about the murals can be found here

 

 

Moving Memories Colouring Activity


1 template to be released every Friday (15 May, 22 May, 29 May, 5 Jun, 12 Jun, 19 Jun and 26 Jun 2020) 

 

Feeling inspired by the colourful murals in the Moving Memories video installation? You can now create your own mural-inspired art pieces and enjoy a conversation with loved ones and friends as you explore familiar heritage scenes and sights. Choose from seven mural scenes created by Yip Yew Chong from the Moving Memories installation and gather your colouring materials to get started. 

 

This activity is suitable for senior organisations or care partners of persons with dementia to adapt and engage seniors in hands-on activity and conversations. 

 

One colouring template will be made available for download online every Friday at 10am on 15 May 2020 onwards. Visit this space for new releases!

 

Download the colouring templates below: 

1. Kampung template | Download

2. Kopitiam template | Download

3. Barber template | Download

4. Putu Mayam Hawker template| To be released on 5 Jun 2020

5. Laksa Stall template | To be released on 12 Jun 2020

6. Satay Club template | To be released on 19 Jun 2020

7. Provision Shop template | To be released on 26 Jun 2020

 

Resources Based on NMS’s William Farquhar Collection of Natural History Drawings

 

A. Fruitful Encounters: A Guide for Engaging Seniors on the William Farquhar Collection of Natural History Drawings

 

Fruitful Encounters will introduce seniors to a small selection of fruits featured in the William Farquhar Collection of Natural History Drawings. This activity guide includes a suggested multi-sensorial approach to engage seniors as well as a fruit-based hands-on activity. This activity is suitable for senior organisations or care partners of persons with dementia to adapt and engage seniors in hands-on activity and conversations. 

 

Please email nhb_nm_programmes@nhb.gov.sg to request for a digital copy of the Fruitful Encounters activity guide. 

 

 

B. Craft-Based Activity Template

 

Get creative with familiar edible plants such as the candlenut and ginger in this interactive activity based on the William Farquhar Collection of Natural History Drawings! Designed for seniors to learn simple dot painting techniques to create their own masterpieces, this activity also includes conversation prompts for seniors and their families/care partners to share more about their memories and experiences of using these edible plants to create delicious dishes!

 

This activity is suitable for senior organisations or care partners of persons with dementia to adapt and engage seniors in hands-on activity and conversations.

 

Download the Craft-Based Activity Template here.

 

Please email nhb_nm_programmes@nhb.gov.sg if you would like to request for the template in JPEG format. 

 

 

“Get Curious: My Family’s Stories” Kit  

 

This kit is designed as an inter-generational resource for families (including young children, grandparents and extended families who may or may not be living together in the same household) to:

 

  1. Facilitate inter-generational conversations and sharing of stories;
  2. Learn more about their family’s identity and heritage; and
  3. Connect over shared experiences and new discoveries about each other

 

This kit comprises a i) step-by-step preparation guide, and ii) topics with images and suggested questions for families to initiate a conversation with one another. Please refer to the EDM for more information about the kit or check out our #MuseumfromHome: Get Curious! webpage to download the kit. Families are encouraged to share some of their family’s stories with us and stand a chance to be featured in our upcoming exhibition, Home, Truly: Growing Up with Singapore, 1950s to the Present! Entries will have to be submitted to us via this link by 1 June 2020.  

 

Source: National Museum of Singapore. Reproduced with permission.

 

 

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