The Art & Science of Gems: Van Cleef & Arpels

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Jewellery display
Jewellery display

If you are into Bling you will like the latest exhibition over at the  Art Science Museum . The Art & Science of Gems: Van Cleef  & Arpels is currently on at the museum till the  14th of August and it is certainly a visual treat for jewelry lovers.

Fan shaped earings
Fan shaped earrings

The kids were amazed by all the colorful stones and pieces of jewelry they say at the exhibition hall.  It was certainly  lovely seeing so many ornate pieces at the exhibition.

Golden jewelry
Golden jewelry
Makeup box
Makeup box

It was not just a visual feast for the eyes as we were brought through a guided tour through the exhibition. The kids were also given a fun activity booklet that lead them on an animal-spotting adventure through the museum.

The activity sheet that the kids were given
The activity sheet that the kids were given
Tiger girl posing for a picture
Tiger girl posing for a picture

Tiger girl was really enthusiastic in looking out for the various different animals within the gems exhibits.

Tiger girl trying to mimic the various ballerina poses
Tiger girl trying to mimic the various ballerina poses

Her attention was rather short lived as she got distracted when she spotted these ballerina clips. Aren’t they pretty?

The kids testing the different minerals.
The kids testing the different minerals.

After looking at the gems the kids were led into a room where they had a chance to use tools to examine minerals and their physical properties.

A Day in the Life of a Mineralogist  is an our long talk whereby the guide took on the role of a Mineralogist and gave a talk about the different minerals that were commonly used. 

A chart of minerals arranged by their hardness.
A chart of minerals arranged by their hardness.
A mineral that the kids examined
A mineral that the kids examined
The examination kit
The examination kit.

The kids learned that the hardest mineral is the Diamond which ranged a 10 on the list. It could even be used to scratch glass.

Doggie boy and Monkey boy found the talk on minerals the most interesting part of the tour as they were less then interested in looking at Gems as compared to their sister.

Future World Exhibition
Future World Exhibition

After lunch we were taken to the Future World Exhibit.

Featuring 16 digital installations, including some created especially for Future World, the exhibition takes visitors on an exciting journey of discovery through four key narratives – Nature, Town, Park and Space.

Some of the exhibits at the Future world
Some of the exhibits at the Future world

There were many interactive digital exhibits at the Future World. Various types of media were used to create different scenes which the kids could interact with.

The slide which Tiger girl loved going down .
The slide which Tiger girl loved going down .

Even thought there were many high tech gadgets and interactive station the slide was the most captivating to Tiger girl. She went down the slide countless time as she loved the adrenaline rush that it gave her.

Tiger girl playing with the colored balls in the Park
Tiger girl playing with the colored balls in the Park

Another fun area at Future world was this ball area where kids were able to bounce coloured balls all over in the pools.   It was really nice to see many pretty coloured bals being bounced around in the area.

Tiger girl painting a jellyfish
Tiger girl painting a squid

There were many art & craft areas within future one.   At the Creative aquarium Tiger girl managed to bring her creation to live as a digital sea creature by putting her drawing through the special scanner after colouring it.

Tiger girl's squid in the aquarium swimming
Tiger girl’s squid in the aquarium swimming

Have you brought the kids to the Art

Science Museum lately?

Disclaimer: We were invited to view the Exhibits as the ArtScience Museum. Opinions are 100% mine.

 

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15 thoughts on “The Art & Science of Gems: Van Cleef & Arpels”

  1. this looks like a great place to visit when in Singapore. Will take note of this when I go to Singapore next month

  2. I have always been fascinated with gems and precious stones. So much work goes into them and they are very beautiful! It would be nice to go to something like this and learn more about them.

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