The Asian Civilisations Museum in Singapore has completed a revitalisation, including a new master-plan and building addition to the existing heritage building. Susan Freeman from FRD was engaged by Greenhilli, Architects, as the museum consultant to advise on planning, visitor circulation, back of house facilities, display, lighting and power requirements, environmental systems and exhibition typology.
Subsequently FRD designed two exhibitions in the new wing including spatial planning, design of exhibition joinery and showcase fit-outs, documentation of construction drawings, object layouts and graphic design. The exhibitions opened in December 2015 and April 2016, featuring multimedia, custom showcases and plinths, tailored object mounts and lighting designed to show the permanent collection at its best. The extension was shortlisted for Building of the Year at the World Architecture Festival 2016.