Resurrecting the Ghost in the Shell

Like an empty shell left behind by their former uses and program, the site is likened to the taxidermied specimens found in the Raffles Museum of Biodiveristy Research. As such, the urban intervention is to resurrect the former ‘ghost’ of the building. Adding on to the program of the museum, the art center which is a collaboration with the Artists for Conservation Foundation(ACF) goes back to the roots of how the Raffles Museum started: as an institution where specimens were being collected to be documented through the art of illustration.

Similary, the museum is designed in a way in which the exhibits become art works, like stationary life drawing figure suspended in time for guests, especially students from neighbouring art schools to practise their sketching skills and at the same time, learn about conservation for wildlife. In short, resurrecting through art.