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Beh Hong San

Beh Hong San

BA(Hons) Arts Management
2018 — 2020

Beh Hong San has a keen interest in visual arts and museums which he developed during his polytechnic days. Over the years, he has accumulated practical experience in areas of project management and event programming through professional work and internship with arts organisations. These skills were further applied during his time at LASALLE, where he was involved in the project management and planning of programmes such as Shared Narratives and Ayer Ayer Project. Hong San’s undergraduate thesis investigates the way volunteer docent programmes are organised at museums.


Research interest: audience development, volunteer management
Past Projects: Youths Take Over - Singapore Biennale (2019 – 2020), Ayer Ayer Project (2020), Shared Narratives: Museum, Memory Boxes and Art Therapy (2019).

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Thesis abstract

Investigating volunteer docent programmes – a study of Singapore Art Museum and National Gallery Singapore

There has been an educational transformation in the role of museums and docents play an increasingly important role in helping museums fulfil its educational mission. This study investigates two models of organising volunteer docent programmes, focusing on a comparative study of Singapore Art Museum (SAM) and National Gallery Singapore (NGS). Semi-structured interviews were conducted with docent/volunteer managers and docents at both institutions to provide an exploratory understanding into the characteristics and nuances both models entail. The research will discuss how the relationship between the docent and the institution, and how this affects the programmes’ educational and social provisions.

Work experience

Ayer Ayer Project
Project Assistant

2017 – 2018
Asian Civilisations Museum
Education Officer