Singapore Airlines Cargo, in support of the National Heritage Board’s programme
to enrich the local arts and cultural scene, will transport 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
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.