Suenne Tan is Director of Audience Development and Engagement at National Gallery Singapore where she supports the Gallery’s vision of cultivating a museum-going culture. She works across the Gallery to ensure that the Gallery’s programming is relevant and accessible to multiple demographics.
Suenne leads a cross-disciplinary team collaborating with artists and other creative professionals to develop site specific exhibits and programmes aimed at enhancing the connection to art for a broad-based audience. One of her key areas of focus is to ensure that the Gallery continues to provide a stimulating public space in which people can come together and be inspired through art.
Suenne conceptualised and launched National Gallery Singapore’s Keppel Centre for Art Education (KCAE), which provides a creative environment that introduces children to art at an early age while acknowledging the importance of lifelong learning. KCAE was given the 2018 Children in Museums Award organized by the European Museum Academy and Hands On! International Association of Children in Museums, and acknowledged as an excellent example of a dynamic 21st century education centre within an art gallery.
She is also Festival Director to three of the Gallery’s signature programmes: Children’s Festival: Small Big Dreamers, Children’s Biennale and the Light to Night Festival, one of the marquee events of Singapore Art Week and a highlight in the Singapore cultural calendar.