The NUS Museum has over 8,000 artefacts and artworks across four collections. Its collection was introduced by the Museum’s first curator, Michael Sullivan, as a teaching collection for the University in 1955. Today, with its diverse collections ranging from classical Chinese and Indian materials to modern and contemporary Southeast Asian and Singaporean art, the Museum remains an integral part of the National University of Singapore. Its four permanent collections and curatorial practices makes it a comprehensive resource for teaching and research, furthering the University’s mission to transform the way people think and work through education, research and service.

A selection of these works may be accessed through the Museum’s Collections Online database. Our cataloguing efforts is on-going and more objects will be added over time. If you have difficulties using the database, please see our Frequently Asked Questions or email with your query.