National Heritage Board, Singapore – Google Cultural Institute
The National Heritage Board (NHB) champions the development and promotion of a vibrant cultural and heritage sector in Singapore. Its mission is to foster nationhood and promote identity building. As the custodian of Singapore’s heritage, NHB is responsible for telling the Singapore story. Through the national collection, it curates heritage programmes and presents exhibitions to connect the past, present and future generations of Singaporeans through a shared experience.
NHB plays a key role in bolstering Singapore’s position in the global arts and cultural scene. It runs the country’s nine national museums and heritage institutions, namely Asian Civilisations Museum, Memories at Old Ford Factory, National Museum of Singapore, Peranakan Museum, Reflections at Bukit Chandu, Singapore Art Museum, Singapore Philatelic Museum, Malay Heritage Centre and Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall. Other than managing the museums and Preservation of Monuments Board, NHB also provides state-of-the-art archival and conservation services to preserve Singapore’s invaluable archival records and national treasures through the National Archives of Singapore and Heritage Conservation Centre. Together, they chronicle the nation’s history and culture, and serve as doorways to the rest of Asia and beyond.
NHB actively promotes intellectual discourse as a local and regional thought leader, and contributes to the international museum and heritage landscape by sharing its knowledge and expertise. NHB has established international partnerships with like-minded industry counterparts to promote the exchange of ideas, information and expertise. In sharing its knowledge and treasures from its national collection, it has also initiated various professional exchanges and presented acclaimed exhibitions internationally. Through these exchanges, NHB hopes to pave the way for more exciting opportunities and future collaborations.
The National Heritage Board (NHB) is a statutory board under the Ministry of Information, Communications and the Arts (MICA). Please visit www.nhb.gov.sg for more information.