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Another overdue post.

Last month I squeezed in 2 short visits to the National Museum with the boys to check out the Masak Masak: My Childhood exhibition. There was barely enough time on both days as we only reached at 515pm and the exhibits close at 6pm.

The first day we only managed to check out 3 zones. The boys enjoyed the Larger-than-Life games which was a super-sized version of our traditional childhood games like pick-up-sticks, marbles, and five stones. I had to drag them away to the Come and Play exhibit as we were running out of time. Come and Play was a room full of cardboard structures that the children were invited to explore, and there was a station where you could create your own structure too. The thing with these types of exhibits is that rather than recycling used cardboard, they always get new cardboard. I think it would be much more meaningful to used recycled cardboard. Anyway, Asher asked to do the activity, but it was quite rushed and he didn’t get much time to fill in the details he wanted. Ellery was happy running from house to house.

Cute cardboard people

Cute cardboard people

The last exhibit we caught was Rouleaux by Anastassia Elis. Ah! This was so inspiring! So beautiful! The artist worked with used toilet roll cores to make wonderful, intricate dioramas to the theme of “what I want to be when I grow up”. The boys and I had a great time running from peep-hole to peep-hole, exclaiming at the scene we saw inside. What patience, and what creativity!

Looks like just a wall with holes...

Looks like just a wall with holes…

But peep inside and...

But peep inside and…

Be amazed!

Be amazed! Dragon dance troupe

Love this ballet one

Love this ballet one

Le Paris!

Le Paris!

"Dinosaurs!" The boys loudly exclaimed

“Dinosaurs!” The boys loudly exclaimed

Sky diving!

Sky diving!

Day 2, we managed only to explore Sculpture Scribble by Guixot de 8. Another clever exhibit using recycled materials to make games of varying difficulty. Most were really quite challenging! I wasn’t able to accomplish quite a few of them. Even though the boys had difficulty too, they were happy to fiddle with the different stations and see what they could do. I liked that there was a guide on hand to tell us what certain stations were about because it wasn’t always immediately apparent.

Trying to slot the pipe onto the metal rod while looking only at the reflection of what he was doing

Slotting the pipe onto the metal rod while looking only at the reflection of what he was doing

Trying to roll the ball into the bag

Trying to roll the ball into the bag

Putting the finger into the nose!! Haha

Putting the finger into the nose!! Haha!!

Getting the ball to roll through the gap into the containers below

Getting the ball to roll through the gap into the containers below

Guide teaching the boys how to play the game

Guide teaching the boys how to play the game

When it closed the boys hurried over to catch another look at Rouleaux before we left. They declared Rouleaux their favourite still. Me too!

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