National Heritage Board (Singapore)

The National Heritage Board (NHB) is a statutory board under the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth (MCCY) of the Government of Singapore. It was formed on 1 August 1993.[2]

National Heritage Board
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Agency overview
Formed1 August 1993; 28 years ago (1993-08-01)
Preceding agency
  • National Archives, National Museum and Oral History Department
JurisdictionGovernment of Singapore[1]
Annual budgetS$104 million (2010)
Minister responsible
  • Edwin Tong, Minister for Culture, Community and Youth
Deputy Ministers responsible
  • Low Yen Ling, Minister of State for Culture, Community and Youth
  • Alvin Tan, Minister of State for Culture, Community and Youth
  • Eric Chua, Parliamentary Secretary for Culture, Community and Youth
Agency executives
  • Yeoh Chee Yan, Chairman
  • Chang Hwee Nee, CEO
  • Alvin Tan, Deputy Chief Executive (Policy & Community)
  • Chan Yin Teng Jennifer, Deputy Chief Executive (Corporate Development)
  • Ting Wei Jin Kennie, Group Director (Museums)
Parent agencyMinistry of Culture, Community and Youth
Child agencies
Websitewww.nhb.gov.sg

National Museums and Heritage InstitutionsEdit

The National Heritage Board operates the following national museums and heritage institutions.

Museums
  1. Asian Civilisations Museum[3][4]
  2. National Museum of Singapore[5][6]
  3. Peranakan Museum[7][8][9]
  4. Singapore Philatelic Museum[10] (to be rebranded as Children's Museum Singapore)[11]
  5. Reflections at Bukit Chandu[12]
Heritage Institutions
  1. Language
  2. Preservation of Sites and Monuments[13]
  3. Heritage Conservation Centre[14][15] - architecture and building project.
  1. Indian Heritage Centre[16]
  2. Malay Heritage Centre[17]
  3. Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall[18]

Museum RoundtableEdit

The Museum Roundtable is an initiative led by NHB since 1996.[19][20]

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.[21]

PublicationsEdit

  • Fashion Designers Society (Singapore) (1993). Costumes through time, Singapore. Singapore. National Heritage Board. National Heritage Board and Fashion Designers Society. ISBN 9971883872.
  • Sharma, R. C. (Ramesh Chandra) (1994). Alamkara : 5000 years of Indian art. National Heritage Board.
  • National Heritage Board (1995). The legacy of Majapahit. Singapore: National Heritage Board. ISBN 9971884534.
  • Kwok, Kian Chow (1996). Channels & confluences : a history of Singapore art. Singapore: National Heritage Board; Singapore Art Museum. ISBN 9810074883.
  • Sabapathy, T. K.; Koay, Susie (1996). Modernity and beyond : themes in Southeast Asian art. Singapore Art Museum. National Heritage Board. ISBN 9810074875.
  • 王, 賡武; 李, 楚琳 (1997). The Chinese collections (中国文物収藏). Singapore. National Heritage Board. National Heritage Board. ISBN 9971885646.
  • National Heritage Board (1998). Singapore : journey into nationhood. Singapore: Landmark Books. ISBN 9813065214.ISBN 9813065206
  • 劉, 抗; 中华人民共和国文化部; Singapore. Ministry of Information and the Arts (2000). Journeys : Liu Kang and his art =(艺程 : 刘抗其人其艺). National Arts Council : Singapore Art Museum, National Heritage Board. ISBN 9810432704.
  • Singapore Art Museum; Singapore. National Heritage Board (2001). The president's young talents exhibition. Singapore Art Museum, National Heritage Board. ISBN 9810440294.ISBN 9810481454ISBN 9789810970741
  • Uma Devi, G (2002). Singapore's 100 historic places. National Heritage Board. Archipelago Press. ISBN 9789814068239.
  • National Heritage Board (Singapore) (2003). Reflections of our heritage. National Heritage Board.
  • Chen, Ruixian (2004). 无时无涯 = Embracing infinity. Singapore Art Museum. National Heritage Board : National Arts Council. ISBN 9810500661.
  • National Heritage Board (2005). Born in Singapore DVD-ROM. National Heritage Board. - The collector's edition
  • Singapore History Museum (2005). Singapore History Museum : a year in review 2004-2005. Singapore History Museum, National Heritage Board.
  • Krahl, Regina; Effeny, Alison (2010). Shipwrecked : Tang treasures and monsoon winds. ArtScience Museum (Singapore). Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; National Heritage Board : Singapore Tourism Board.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ National Library Board Act (Cap. 197)
  2. ^ "About NHB". National Heritage Board. Retrieved 17 November 2018.
  3. ^ "Asian Civilisations Museum". Singapore Tourism Board. Retrieved 17 November 2018.
  4. ^ "Asian Civilisations Museum". Asia-Europe Museum Network. Retrieved 17 November 2018.
  5. ^ "National Museum of Singapore". Singapore Tourism Board. Retrieved 17 November 2018.
  6. ^ "National Museum of Singapore". Asia-Europe Museum Network. Retrieved 17 November 2018.
  7. ^ "Peranakan Museum". Singapore Tourism Board. Retrieved 17 November 2018.
  8. ^ "National Museum of Singapore Director awarded knighthood". Asia-Europe Museum Network. 6 September 2012. Retrieved 17 November 2018.
  9. ^ "Peranakan Museum, Singapore". Asia-Europe Museum Network. Retrieved 17 November 2018.
  10. ^ "Singapore Philatelic Museum". Singapore Tourism Board. Retrieved 17 November 2018.
  11. ^ "Singapore Philatelic Museum". www.nhb.gov.sg. Retrieved 14 June 2022.
  12. ^ "Reflections at Bukit Chandu". Singapore Tourism Board. Retrieved 17 November 2018.
  13. ^ Preservation of Monuments Act (Cap. 239)
  14. ^ Heritage Conservation Centre Singapore. Singapore: Heritage Conservation Centre. 2001. OCLC 929537123.
  15. ^ "Heritage Conservation Centre Singapore". AWP Pte Ltd. 2010.
  16. ^ "Indian Heritage Centre, Singapore". Asia-Europe Museum Network. Retrieved 17 November 2018.
  17. ^ "Malay Heritage Centre, Singapore". Asia-Europe Museum Network. Retrieved 17 November 2018.
  18. ^ "Sun Yat Sen Memorial Hall". Singapore Tourism Board. 2018. Retrieved 17 November 2018.
  19. ^ "Jubilee Weekend - Museum Roundtable". SG50 Programme Office. August 2015. Retrieved 17 November 2018.
  20. ^ Ooi, Can-Seng (2002). "Cultural Tourism & Tourism Cultures: The Business of Mediating Experiences in Copenhagen and Singapore". Prikaz Knjige. Copenhagen Business School Press. ISBN 87-630-0091-1. OCLC 865252703.
  21. ^ YourSingapore.com - Children's Season 2011

Further readingEdit

  • National Heritage Board (1993). Annual report. Sinagapore. OCLC 924121352.
  • Symposium on the Cultural Heritage of Singapore, November 1975. Institute of Humanities and Social Sciences, College of Graduate Studies, Nanyang University (original issuer). Singapore: HathiTrust Digital Library. 2011. OCLC 1002723102. MiAaHDL.{{cite book}}: CS1 maint: others (link)

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