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Specialist Tour: 800,000 Years Of Design


Fri Feb 5 2016, 7:30pm–8:30pm
Fri Mar 4 2016, 7:30pm–8:30pm

Where: National Museum Of Singapore, 93 Stamford Road , Museum, Singapore

Restrictions: All ages

Ticket Information:

  • Regular: $20.00
  • Additional fees may apply


Listed by: jianle4xb

Design is often associated with something new, trendy and beautiful. By carefully observing a design piece, we discover that it also meaningfully responds to functionality and to the culture of our society. When did we start to design? Our need to design objects that improve our lives goes back in time.

Exploring an extraordinary collection that spans 800,000 years, this tour will take you on an amazing journey to reveal how the form, beauty and significance of the objects we use are constantly evolving. By paying attention to the material aspects of these objects, the tour will reveal surprising stories and reflect on the meaning of design.

With more than 15 years of experience in the field of design both as a creative director and an architectural designer, Laura Miotto has worked on the creation of a multitude of permanent and temporary exhibitions. Graduated from the Milan School of Architecture, she has been living and working in Singapore since 2000. Her focus has mainly been heritage interpretation and design strategies in the context of museums, thematic galleries and public spaces. Among her projects, the Living Galleries at the National Museum of Singapore were given the Design Exchange Award in Canada in 2007 and Quest for Immortality: The World of Ancient Egypt the President Design Award 2010. Laura is currently the Design Director of gsmprjct in Singapore, an international firm specialising in experience and exhibition design.