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Singapore Pinacotheque de Paris opens to the public on Saturday. More than 40 rare masterpieces from artists like Rembrandt, Picasso and Monet will be permanently showcased in the Collections gallery. There is also a free-access Heritage Gallery which pays tribute to Fort Canning.(…)

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Singapore Pinacotheque de Paris' artworks speak across centuries and genres - Marc Restellini throws his arm back in a wide gesture, almost as if he is embracing this roomful of art - in this case, the permanent collection of the Singapore Pinacotheque de Paris, which opens on Saturday. (…)

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Le 9 juin 2015, Marc Restellini répond aux questions de Karine Vergniol sur l'inauguration de la Pinacothèque de Paris à Singapour. Visionnez l'interview ci-dessous:

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La Pinacothèque de Paris ouvre une antenne à Singapour. Le nouveau musée est situé en plein cœur de la ville dans un bâtiment de style néocolonial au milieu du parc de Fort Canning. C'est là qu'a voulu s'installer dès le début, Marc Restellini, directeur de la Pinacothèque, qui voulait ouvrir un musée à Singapour.(…)

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La Pinacothèque de Paris a ouvert son antenne de Singapour. Devançant l’ouverture de la National Gallery de Singapour prévue pour novembre, la Pinacothèque de Paris vient d’ouvrir son antenne le 30 mai. Cinq ans de négociations et dix-huit mois de travaux ne sont pas venus à bout de la ténacité de Marc Restellini, le fondateur en 2003 et actuel directeur de la Pinacothèque de Paris, qui voulait ouvrir un musée privé à Singapour. (…)

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Pinacothèque de Paris, the largest private art museum in Paris, has opened its first venue outside of Europe in Singapore. The opening took place on 29th May 2015 with the exhibition The Myth of Cleopatra. The Singapore Pinacothèque de Paris is located at Fort Canning Centre, in the midst of a botanical park. The museum in Singapore mirrors that of France, a fine art museum known for its critically acclaimed exhibitions that celebrate transversality and the dialogue between different works of art.

The Singapore Pinacotheque de Paris presents temporary exhibitions of classical and contemporary art, rarely or never before seen in South-east Asia. Special attention has been brought to visitors who are invited to rethink the classical field of art history, exploring and comparing different themes and periods which are rarely considered. In addition to the temporary exhibitions, the building, which spreads on 3 levels, includes a Collections gallery, an Heritage Gallery dedicated to South-east Asian art, an art academy, restaurants and shops.




Set to fully open by the first quarter of 2015, the Singapore Pinacothèque de Paris will be located at the Fort Canning Centre, within Fort Canning Park. Once known as Bukit Larangan or “The Forbidden Hill”, Fort Canning Park was believed to be the seat of royalty for the Malay Kingdom, Temasek (or “Sea Town”, an old name for Singapore) in the 1300s.  The park was also the site where Sir Stamford Raffles, founder of Singapore, chose to build his first residence and establish Singapore’s first botanical garden in 1822.  Later, Singapore’s colonial leaders made their residences there, earning it the epithet “Government Hill”.

Around 1860, the hill was turned into a fort bearing the name of Viscount Charles John Canning, Governor-General and the first Viceroy of India.  From that time until the 1970’s, Fort Canning was used as a military base by the British, the Japanese (during World War II), and lastly by the Republic’s armed forces.

Today, Fort Canning Park is a must-see for history buffs, with its ancient artifacts set amid lush greenery and expansive lawns.  Offering a variety of arts, heritage and nature experiences, Fort Canning Park is a tranquil oasis, serving as an important green lung for Singapore’s downtown city area. The unique blend of historical relics, lush greenery and expansive lawns has made Fort Canning a hub of cultural and artistic activity. Fort Canning will remain a venue of choice for staging a myriad of art exhibitions and events, for culture and leisure.


Crédits photo: © National Parks Board
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