New exhibition at National Museum of Singapore envisions women’s lives in 2050

The third and final installation in ‘The Lives of Women’ series, this exhibition ponders what lies ahead for women.

Nicki Chan

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Published: 18 January 2022, 2:44 PM

While the paths carved by men in Singapore’s history have been recognised for decades, a new exhibition imagines where women will stand in our country’s future. 

Titled What will life be like for women in Singapore in 2050?, the exhibition was launched at the National Museum of Singapore on Jan 17. 

The exhibition is the third and final installation in a series titled The Lives of Women. First launched by the Singapore Women’s Hall of Fame in 2018, it tells the story of women and their changing roles in Singapore over the years. 

The focus of the exhibition series is on women’s position in society and the socio-political conditions that affect their role and status. 


The two previous installations followed women’s journey through history, from pre-independence to post-independence Singapore. PHOTO CREDIT: SINGAPORE WOMEN’S HALL OF FAME


This final exhibition in The Lives of Women raises questions about women’s lives several decades down the road given current trends and issues in society. 

The Singapore Women’s Hall Of Fame was launched in 2014 to honour outstanding women in Singapore. It celebrates women who have made significant contributions to the country, especially those who have done so despite being limited by societal norms.

The Lives of Women: What will life be like for women in Singapore in 2050? is free for admission. Visitors can view the exhibition at The Concourse on Level 1 of the National Museum of Singapore, from now until Apr 1. 

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