Mystery Museum Tours – Hidden Secrets
11 September @ 1:30 pm - 26 September @ 3:00 pm
Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes in museums? Well, get ready to be enlightened with the Museum Roundtable’s exclusive special access “Hidden Secrets” guided tours.
During these 1 to 1.5 hours explorations at five participating museums, participants will explore the hidden spaces of our museums and get the opportunity to interact with exhibit repair specialists, paper conservators, museum guides or gemologists to find out more about how artefacts are conserved, handled and displayed. They may even get the chance to get hands-on and try their hand at special activities during the tours!
For all tours, tour participants will receive a special 25th-anniversary gift bag from the Museum Roundtable.
More details on the gathering point will be sent to participants upon registration. All tours are conducted in English. Any child participant under the age of 12 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.
Tickets are priced at $10 per pax. Registration and more details at https://mysterymuseumtours.peatix.com/
Hidden Secrets Tour A
Date: 5 September, 18 September
Ever wondered how to identify real and fake precious stones? Join this tour to find out about the gem identification process and learn how identities of gemstones can be determined before they are exhibited. There will be practical demonstrations and hands-on activity for participants to try out gem testing tools and look at various gem specimens.
Hidden Secrets Tour B
Date: 12 September, 18 September
learn conservation practices from a professional archive conservator! Bring your family and friends to see a live demonstration of conservation practices and the special tools and gadgets used to conserve delicate paper materials. There will even be a hands-on activity for participants to learn how to do paper tear repair!
Hidden Secrets Tour C
Date: 19 September
Date: 25 September
Participants will get a rare opportunity to hear from an exhibit repair specialist about how exhibit displays are created and maintained. Participants will get special access and a close-up look at museum displays, and there will be hands-on activities for participants to learn molding techniques.
Hidden Secrets Tour D
Date: 11 September
Get a sneak peek of lesser-known stories from a hospital with 111 years of history and join the search for obscure artefacts with Chinese traditional significance. You might even find a tree that was planted by Lee Kuan Yew!
Hidden Secrets Tour E
Date: 26 September 2021
If you are an architecture and history buff, this guided tour will give you special access to museum buildings and learn their hidden stories. You will get the chance to search out a Chief Justice’s Courtroom and a Prime Minister’s Office!