The National Library Board launches new permanent exhibition to promote information and media literacy through newspapers

Read between the lines and develop information and media literacy skills at the National Library’s latest exhibition, The News Gallery: Beyond headlines. Featuring original copies of Singapore’s earliest newspapers and a fun, fake news-busting game for the whole family, the gallery encourages library patrons to consider the perspectives and influences that lie behind news stories. The permanent display at level 11 of the National Library Building will open to the public from 14 March 2020.

Breaking news events, such as the chewing gum ban of 1991 and the Maria Hertogh riots of 1950, form part of a multimedia display analysing how episodes in Singapore history were reported by different media. Drawing from the National Library Board’s rich collection of over 120 Singapore newspaper titles published since the 1820s, The News Gallery’s interactive exhibits will be refreshed from time to time.

The News Gallery is divided into five zones.

Please download all visual assets here. Refer to Annex A for a list of exhibition highlights.


About National Library Board
The National Library Board (NLB) nurtures Readers for Life, Learning Communities and a Knowledgeable Nation by promoting reading, learning and history through its network of 26 public libraries, the National Library and the National Archives of Singapore. NLB also forges strategic partnerships that encourage awareness, appreciation and greater discovery of Singapore’s history through its rich collections on Singapore and the region.

NLB achieves excellence through innovation, focusing on citizen engagement and co-creation, resource and digital innovation. This creates learning opportunities, greater access to library resources, services and archival collections, as well as a continual development of innovative library spaces. Established on 1 September 1995 as a statutory board, NLB is under the Ministry of Communications and Information (MCI).

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