Raffles Institution

Raffles Archives & Museum

    RAM records, preserves and highlights the school’s illustrious past. Items on display include artifacts from school life in the past, as well as records of the numerous achievements of Rafflesians past and present.

    The RI Museum was established in 1962 at the initiative of Miss C David and Mr P K Hernon with a group of biology students to cater to those interested in natural history.

    The first Raffles Institution Archives & Museum was opened by then Senior Minister Lee Kuan Yew on 25th March 1994 with the purpose of preserving and showcasing the proud heritage of Raffles Institution. 

    In 2007, as part of the larger upgrading and renovation of the school, the Archives & Museum moved to a second venue located behind the Y1-4 Atrium, and was launched by the then Senior Minister of State K. Shanmugam on 24 May 2008.

    The Raffles Archives and Museum’s move to its third and present home was marked with a visit by Professor Tommy Koh on 25th July 2015. The Archives & Museum’s current premises was made possible with the generous support of Mrs Looi Eng San née Mdm Gertrude Marsh.

    Achievements and Highlights

    Club Activities & Outreach

    Participated in Raffles Trail on 15 Jan.

    Organised Y3 assembly sharing by battle archaeologist Mr Jon Cooper on 25 Jan.

    Organised learning journey to NLB Exhibition "From the Stacks: Highlights of the National Library" on 4 Mar

    Organised the Inaugural Year 1 History of RI (HORI) Assembly Quiz on 4 Apr.

    Collaborated with Y1-4 CCALs on the ‘Windows into The Past’ Project since April 16

    Organised Talk titled ‘Tigers in the Park: The Wartime Heritage of Adam Park and Tour’ by Jon Cooper on 30 May.

    Y1s curated exhibition titled ‘Students Today, Leaders Tomorrow Exhibition’ on 10 May

    Y2s curated exhibition titled, ‘RI School Crests Over Time Exhibition’ on 24May

    Y3s & 4s curated exhibition titled, ‘The Best of Times: Raffles under Mr E Wijeysingha)’

    Initiated History of RI and school heritage projects for club members to curate in 2017 in July.

    Organised annual 3D 2N RAM End-of-Year Camp from 10-12Nov.

    Docent Services

    Docent to Deputy Prime Minister Mr Tharman Shanmugaratnam at Raffles Institution Lecture

    Docent to H.E. Dr Jonathan Austin, High Commissioner of New Zealand to Singapore, at Raffles Ambassador Series

    Docent to Senior Minister of State Mr Desmond Lee at 193rd Founder’s Day

    Docent service at Raffles Inter-Primary School Science Quiz for Primary Schools (RSO)

    Raffles Institution Open House (RIOH) 2016

    Hosted many local and international guests visiting RI

    Conducted docent training in preparation for major school events
    - To new Y1 club members on 10 May. On-going refresher all year round.
    - To the Prefectorial Board and Class Executive Committee on 23June

    Provided Docent Training to Bendemeer Primary School Students in T4W2

    Oral History Collection Efforts

    CCA Windows into the Past (Fencing) Talk by Mr TK Wong (alum 1982/83), Founder of Fencing on 12Aug.

    Alumni Sharing on RI during WWII, by Mr Tan Hwee Hock, Yowe Peng Choon and Howe Soo Chye

    Conducted oral history with 30 teachers, support staff and alumni of the school for the Y3 & 4 Exhibition and book publication on Headmaster E Wijeysingha.

    Teachers in charge

    Mrs Cheryl Yap, HOD / Archives and Museum

    Mrs Yak Sheau Yang



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