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ArtScience Museum, SingaporeArtScience Museum, Singapore (7 July 2011)

The ArtScience Museum at Marina Bay Sands is one of the newest museums in Singapore. It is housed in an iconic lotus-inspired structure overlooking Marina Bay, symbolic of a welcoming hand beaconing visitors from all over the world. It is said to be the first museum in the world combining art and science.

ArtScience Museum, Marina BayArtScience Museum, Marina Bay
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The ArtsScience Museum, as is the entire resort, was designed by Palestine-born Canadian architect Moshe Safdie. The engineering team was headed by London-based Arup global professional services and New York-based Parsons Brinckerhoff. It is said to be designed in consultation with feng shui masters, the late Master Chong Swan Lek and Master Louisa Ong-Lee.

The ArtScience Museum was opened by Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong on 17 February, 2011. It has 21 gallery spaces with a total floor area of 50,000 square feet (6,000 sq m). The museum has a line of permanent exhibits as well as tourist exhibits that are changed regularly. The permanent exhibits are housed in three galleries named Curiosity, Inspiration and Expression.

The past and present touring exhibitions featured at the ArtScience Museum include Traveling the Silk Road (19 Feb - 27 Mar 2011), Genghis Khan, The Exhibition (19 Feb - 10 Apr 2011), Shipwrecked: Tang Treasures and Monsoon Winds (19 Feb - 31 Jun 2011), Van Gogh Alive - the Exhibition (16 Apr - 6 Nov 2011), Dalí: Mind of a Genius - The Exhibition (14 May - 30 Oct 2011).

ArtScience Museum and the Singapore skyline at Marina BayArtScience Museum and the Singapore skyline at Marina Bay
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Getting there

The ArtScience Museum is 10 minutes walking distance from the Promenade MRT Station on the Circle Line and 15 minutes walking distance from the Marina Bay MRT Station of the North South Line. You can also take SBS Bus 97, 97E, 133, 133 M, 502 and 518 or SMRT Bus 106. Taxi pick-up and drop-off point at near the Casino and The Shoppes at Marina Bay Sands, along Bayfront Avenue.

ArtScience Museum and the Melted ClockArtScience Museum and the Melted Clock (7 July 2011)

Front façade of ArtScience Museum, SingaporeFront façade of ArtScience Museum, Singapore (7 July 2011)

ArtScience Museum and the Singapore skylineArtScience Museum and the Singapore skyline (7 July 2011)

ArtScience Museum at duskArtScience Museum at dusk (7 July 2011)

ArtScience Museum baseArtScience Museum base (7 July 2011)

ArtScience Museum Reflecting PoolArtScience Museum Reflecting Pool (7 July 2011)

ArtScience Museum is on the map of Marina Bay

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