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On March 26 representatives from the National Heritage Board of Singapore visited the Hellenic Museum. The Heritage Institutions, comprising the Sun Yat Sen Nanyang Memorial Hall (SYSNMH), Malay Heritage Centre (MHC) and the Indian Heritage Centre (IHC) are community heritage institutions managed by the National Heritage Board (NHB).
About the National Heritage Board
The National Heritage Board (NHB) was formed on 1 August 1993 under the Ministry of Information, Communications and the Arts (MICA). Its mission is 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 curates heritage programmes and presents exhibitions to connect the past, present and future generations of Singaporeans through a shared experience. NHB manages the national museums, Heritage Conservation Centre and Preservation of Monuments Board. Please visit www.nhb.gov.sg for more information.
The study visit to the Hellenic Museum had the following objectives:
a. To understand how community museums in Australia are organised and funded, as well as the roles they play vis-à-vis their respective communities and Australian society;
b. To study the education and outreach strategies and activities of these museums;
c. To study the programmes offered by these museums; and
d. To understand the issues and challenges of working with and for the community.