Monday, 3 March 2014

Diary of an NUS Museum Intern: Chong Yuan Wen

Note: Diary of an NUS Museum Intern is a series of blog posts written by our interns about their experiences during the course of their internships. Besides working hard and fast in their cubicles, our interns have travelled to Bandung and Malacca, organised symposiums, waded through tons of historical research and pitched in during exhibition installations. If you would like to become our next intern, visit our internship page for more information!

3 Temasek Junior College students joined the museum for the month of January as part of their Wonder-Observe-Weave! (WOW!) programme. Read on to find more about their experiences!


The internship in NUS Museum for the past 1 month has been filled with many new enriching experiences. Foremost my opinions about the NUS Museum has changed, this new experience unveils that NUS Museum is not filled with NUS’s history or just another history museum, in fact contrary to that, it is filled with different art exhibits. In which, some of the displays like the Raffles Light House exhibit is completely different from other normal art museum displays. 

Continuing through the internship, where the main focus was to publicize the late Mr. Ng’s work in Temasek Junior College (TJC), which also allowed me to appreciate the valuable art pieces that has been neglected in TJC and made me ponder about the future of these treasures in an ever changing environment.

Thirdly, this internship has also allowed me to test out my interpersonal skills, which are not usually done in school, since now I have to communicate with different types of people to work out agreements and get information needed. Last but not the least every day in the museum can be said to be a new discovery, be it in terms of getting there, trying out new food, exploring the campus or learning a new office skill, all of which has positively build up my experience in the NUS Museum. Indeed this experience has overall been great, and I am thankfully for the chance to be an intern at NUS Museum.

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