The National Gallery Singapore is the premier visual arts institution in Southeast Asia. Vacheron Constantin was the sponsor of the first fundraising party in 2016 and helped the museum raise 1.2 million Singapore dollars. The fund-raising evening was held on October 12, with 250 guests including local and regional artists, patrons of art galleries and good people, including personal and corporate philanthropists.
Front of National Gallery of Singapore
Vacheron Constantin has a long tradition of loving art and culture, and constantly strives for excellence and actively supports artistic creativity. The funds raised at this event will assist the museum to deepen its collection research, increase and preserve its collections, and display them to the world. The money will also be used to fund community and educational programs in the art gallery.
From left to right: Mr. Yassin Tag, CEO of Vacheron Constantin Southeast Asia and Australia; Mr. Xie Fuhua, Director of the National Gallery of Singapore; Ms. Fu Haiyan, Minister of Culture, Community and Youth; Ms. Zhang Xueqian, CEO of the National Gallery of Singapore; Chief Executive Officer of Vacheron Constantin Asia Pacific Mr. Julien Tornare and Mr. Jae Soh, Marketing and Communications Director, Vacheron Constantin Southeast Asia and Australia.
A charity auction was held at the dinner, featuring artworks and opportunities to participate in unique events, including a visit to the Vacheron Constantin watch factory.
The museum’s first fundraising event was held on October 7 in the museum’s carefully restored City Hall and Supreme Court platform, in the form of cocktail parties and dinners. Famous international and Singaporean artists, as well as affiliates of art galleries, generously donate multiple pieces of art and participate in unique events for auction. Other auctions include social and educational programs from art galleries for students, dialect communities, vulnerable children and the hearing impaired.
Before the dinner, guests were invited to visit the Vacheron Constantin brand exhibition located in the art gallery city hall
Dinner guests (from left to right) Ms. Ow Pui Yee and Mr. Victor Ow, (from left to right) Ms. Paige Parker and Mr. Jim Rogers
Ms. Zhang Xueqian, Chief Executive Officer of the National Gallery of Singapore, said: ‘… the support of the public and the guests of the (National Gallery of Singapore) fundraising evening, and we strongly encourage us to promote the art of Southeast Asia and Singapore …’
Mr. Julien Tornare, CEO of Vacheron Constantin Asia Pacific, welcomed the guests.
Guests watched watchmaking demonstrations by watchmakers in the town hall.
‘Vacheron Constantin believes that the transfer of knowledge can build a treasure house of everyone, bring together our skills and experience, and lead us to perfection. We support Singapore’s vision of enhancing Singapore’s role as an international platform for visual arts.’ Vacheron Constantin Asia-Pacific chief executive Julien Tornare said.