National Heritage Board (Singapore)
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Logo of the NHB
|Preceding Agency||National Archives, National Museum and Oral History Department|
|Jurisdiction||Government of Singapore|
|Annual budget||$104 million SGD (2010)|
|Agency executives||Ong Yew Huat, Chairman
Rosa Huey Daniel, Chief Executive Officer
|Parent agency||Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth|
The National Heritage Board (NHB) aims to foster nationhood, promote identity building, and champion the development of a vibrant cultural and heritage sector in Singapore.
As the custodian of Singapore’s heritage, NHB is responsible for telling the Singapore story, sharing the Singaporean experience and imparting our Singapore spirit. Through the national collection, NHB presents heritage programmes and curates exhibitions to connect the past, present and future generations of Singaporeans through a shared experience. The National Heritage Board (NHB) was formed on 1 August 1993
Museums and Centres
The NHB operates the following leading museums, institutions and heritage interpretative centres.
- Asian Civilisations Museum
- National Museum of Singapore
- Singapore Art Museum
- Peranakan Museum
- Singapore Philatelic Museum
- Reflections at Bukit Chandu
- Heritage Conservation Center
- Malay Heritage Center
- Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall
- National Art Gallery of Singapore
- Preservation of Monuments Board
Vision and Mission
The vision of the National Heritage Board is 'To Make Heritage An Enriching Part of Everyone's Life'.
Their mission is 'To Foster Nationhood, Identity And Creativity Through Heritage And Cultural Development'.
Values of the National Heritage Board form the acronym 'ENRIC²H':
The Museum Roundtable is an initiative led by NHB since 1996, with the objective of building a museum-going culture in Singapore while positioning museums as cultural destinations.
There more than 50 members for this initiative, consisting of public and private museums, heritage galleries and attractions in Singapore such as the Singapore Art Museum, the National Museum of Singapore, the Asian Civilisations Museum, the Science Centre Singapore and the National Library of Singapore.
It regularly organises joint-events with the NHB and other private and public partners in an attempt to elevate Singapore's heritage and museological landscape. Examples of such key events are International Museum Day which is held annually in May, and Children's Season which aims to cultivate museum-going interests in children with exhibits and installations at various participating museums.
- "New chief executives for PA, National Heritage Board and National Art Gallery". Channel NewsAsia. 31 January 2013. Retrieved 12 February 2013.
- YourSingapore.com - Children's Season 2011
- National Heritage Board, Singapore
- Yesterday.sg - National Heritage Board's Blog on Heritage and History in Singapore
- Museum Roundtable