Public programmes conceived in relation to exhibitions include talk series such as Curating Nation, Grounded Conversations and Presenting Portraiture, film screening series such as the Malaya Black and White film series, hands-on workshops for children during the school holidays and other workshops. These complementary programmes aim to further research in regional art and culture and have involved the NUS community to enrich the learning environment of the University.
Internship opportunities are offered regularly and the Internship Programme is designed to provide practical work experience, opportunities to advance research interests and to add on to the existing scholarly material on regional art and culture.
Since 2009, the Museum has organised three editions of Curating Lab, a curatorial development programme for young and emerging curators. Curating Lab is aimed at developing the participants’ curatorial skills and critical thinking capabilities, providing exposure to the regional arts scene and facilitating access to curatorial practitioners.
Other developmental programmes include Writing Lab 2014, a script-writing mentorship programme that guides students to develop short plays that draw from, refer to, or intersect with the collections of the NUS Museum.