Doraemon Exhibition to make first appearance outside of Japan at National Museum of Singapore in November

A selection of contemporary artworks that reinterprets Doraemon in this changing world will be shown in the exhibition.

Nigel Chin

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Published: 3 September 2022, 2:58 PM

The Doraemon Exhibition will make its debut outside of Japan at the National Museum of Singapore in November. 

Running from Nov 5 till Feb 5, 2023, the exhibition will bring together a selection of contemporary artworks that reinterprets Doraemon in our changing world. 

The artworks, which includes original draws from the late legendary manga artist Fujiko F Fujio and 27 other Japanese artists and art groups, will also showcase Doraemon’s cultural impact in contemporary history. 

It also represents the artists’ memories of Doraemon and their take on Japan’s beloved icon, through paintings, sculptures, graphics and photography. 

This will be the first time Fujiko’s illustrations will be displayed publicly. It can be found in a special dedicated feature titled “MANGA DORAEMON Original Drawings Exhibition” at the museum. 

The exhibition in Singapore builds off the success of Doraemon’s Time-Travelling Adventures held at the museum in 2020. 


The Doraemon Exhibition was first held in 2002 and restaged in 2017. It has toured over eight cities in Japan. PHOTO CREDIT: THE DORAEMON EXHIBITION SINGAPORE 2022


An exclusive line-up of Doraemon merchandise, including the Fujiko F Fujio Museum and uniquely Singapore versions of original Doraemon collectibles, will be available for visitors and collectors to purchase. 

Tickets to The Doraemon Exhibition Singapore, priced at $30 each, will go on sale from Sep 3 on the exhibition’s website.

Chung May Khuen, director of the National Museum of Singapore, said that the organisation is thrilled to be the first global stop of The Doraemon Exhibition

“We are glad that our visitors enjoyed the installation campaign presented in 2020, which brought much cheer to the museum amid the pandemic,” she said. 

“(The exhibition) will share even more stories about this well-loved icon familiar to many. We hope that this exhibition will inspire and uplift our visitors from all walks of life, and evoke many fond personal memories with Doraemon.”

Further details on the line-up of artworks, drawings, sketches, programmes and merchandise will be revealed closer to the opening of the exhibition. 


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