The National Heritage Board (NHB) champions the development and promotion of a vibrant cultural and heritage sector in Singapore. Its mission is to preserve and celebrate the shared heritage of Singapore’s diverse communities, for the purpose of education, nation-building and cultural understanding. As the custodian of Singapore’s heritage, the NHB is responsible for telling the Singapore story, sharing the Singaporean experience and imparting the Singapore spirit. It also sets policies relating to Singapore’s heritage sites, monuments and the national collection. Through the national collection, it curates heritage programmes and presents exhibitions to connect the past, present and future generations of Singaporeans.
The NHB plays a key role in bolstering Singapore’s position in the global arts and cultural scene. It manages the country’s national museums and heritage institutions, namely Asian Civilisations Museum, National Museum of Singapore, Peranakan Museum, Reflections at Bukit Chandu, Singapore Philatelic Museum, Malay Heritage Centre and Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall.
As a local and regional thought leader, the NHB actively promotes intellectual discourse, and contributes to the international museum and heritage landscape by sharing its knowledge and expertise. Other than forging cultural ties with key institutions and organisations around the world, it also strives to increase international awareness and appreciation of Singapore’s unique cultural identity and heritage through international travelling exhibitions and festivals, and to profile Singapore as a regional leader on heritage matters through relevant international forums.
The National Heritage Board (NHB) is a statutory board under the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth. Please visit www.nhb.gov.sg for more information.