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•An Old New World exhibition illustrations•




Digital – Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign

The National Museum of Singapore is the nation’s oldest museum that seeks to inspire with stories of Singapore and the world. An Old New World: From the East Indies to the Founding of Singapore, 1600s–1819 features artefacts from the period of time of European entry into Singapore and the bustling of world trade in the East Indies that attracted Dutch and British East India Companies from the 17th century. 

These are illustrations and typesetting that I created for the ‘An Old New World’ exhibition held in the National Museum of Singapore during my internship at GSM Project Singapore. My works include some architecture conceptual drawings for various parts of the exhibition.


I also created a series of illustrations used for an interactive section of the exhibition meant to educate the public about how traditional herbology was used to treat different ailments in the Acehnese community, as well as the vector illustrations for the exhibition background. In order to do so, I had to reference photographs of Acehnese provided by the National Gallery. I also created other instructive illustrations for an interactive knot tying station and others. 

Kudos to the GSM Project team for realising my illustrations and giving me the guidance I needed!

digital illustrations

Illustrations made to represent various types of ailments for which traded herbs were used to treat. Final illustrations were used for an interactive installation.

Conceptual sketches for the visualisation of a wayfinding installation beside the escalators of the museum.

Illustrations for instructions on how to tie different types of rope knots used on ships.

an old new world exhibition

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