Singapore Airlines Cargo, in support of the
National Heritage Board’s programme to enrich the local arts and
cultural scene, has transported 150 valuable works of art from
world-renowned museums in Antwerp.
The airline transported the exhibits, which were
on display in Shanghai, to Singapore on 28 June 2009, and will
ship them from the city-state to Brussels when the exhibition ends
in October this year.
Titled A Story of the Image: Old & New Masters
From Antwerp, this ambitious exhibition surveys historical and
contemporary works of art to explore the evolution of the image
and its commercialisation.
This is not the first time that Singapore
Airlines Cargo is partnering the National Heritage Board to
promote the arts and culture in Singapore. Last year, it sponsored
three exhibitions, namely VOOM PORTRAITS by Robert Wilson,
Doubleness : Photography of Chang Chien Chi and Vietnam! From Myth
to Modernity exhibition; and in 2007, it sponsored shipments for
the Greek Masterpieces from the Louvre exhibition.
The latest exhibition at the National Museum of
Singapore features 13 paintings by old Flemish Masters from the
Royal Museum of Fine Arts of Antwerp, 25 prints from the Museum
Plantin-Moretus Printroom and 112 contemporary Flemish artworks
from the Museum of Contemporary Art.
Masterpieces by old Flemish masters like Peter
Paul Rubens (1577 – 1640) and Anthony van Dyck (1599 – 1641),
which are not usually loaned for overseas exhibitions, will make
their debut appearance in Singapore.
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