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Double Hatting

BY PATRICIA CHEN

What Eugene Tan’s dual directorship of Singapore’s two primary art museums reveals about the country’s cultural ecology

Exterior view of Singapore Art Museum (left) and National Gallery Singapore (right). 

Courtesy Singapore Art Museum and National Gallery Singapore.

 

In March, news broke that the Singapore Art Museum (SAM) had appointed Eugene Tan as its director—a position that he would hold concurrently with his directorship at the National Gallery Singapore (NGS), making him the leader of the country’s two major public art institutions. The revelation was met with a placid…

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