Science Café 2024

Amphitheatre, Science Centre Singapore

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Science Café is a monthly informal dinner event where speakers from diverse disciplines present their take on a particular subject. More information is available at https://www.science.edu.sg/whats-on/science-cafe 

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Where Science Meets Art:
The Art of Conservation Science

What is conservation science? How do materials interact with people and the environment over time, and how do artists and scientists work together to preserve our legacies?

Join us as we investigate how stories can be told via the material aspects of artworks and artefacts and how it helps us to gain a deeper understanding and appreciation of history and culture.

Enjoy an al fresco buffet dinner with our guest scientists with the iconic sculpture ‘The Explorer’ by Ng Eng Teng as the backdrop.

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For ages 18 and above only. 



The Explorer is a large outdoor sculpture by the late Singaporean artist Ng Eng Teng. Commissioned by the National Heritage Board to commemorate the new millennium, the seven-metre-high work features a stylised satellite structure atop stacked globes. The satellite’s rising appendages resemble flags planted by astronauts on the surface of the moon as symbolic gestures of achievement. The work can be seen as a metaphor symbolising Man’s potential for growth, learning and reflection beyond the millennium and into the far future.
The work was first unveiled on the front lawn of the Singapore Art Museum in December 1999. It is currently on loan to the Science Centre Singapore while the Singapore Art Museum buildings undergo redevelopment.
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PROGRAMME
6:30 pm‘The Explorer’ by Ng Eng Teng
Buffet Dinner
 
7:30 pm
 
The Conservation and Care of The Explorer
Klaudia Mikulova
Conservator
Cultural Material Conservation LLP
 
7:50 pmThe Art and Science of Materials Engineering
Dr Fong Wen Mei, Eileen
Associate Chair (Students)
Senior Lecturer
School of Materials Science and Engineering, Nanyang Technological University of Singapore
 
8:10 pm
 
Conservation Science: Case Study of The Explorer
Dr Ivan Djordjevic
Senior Conservation Scientist
National Heritage Board, Singapore
 
8:30 pmQ&A and Discussion
 
9:00 pm
 
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