Does the HCC take in donations of artefacts?
The Heritage Conservation Centre (HCC) is an institution of the National Heritage Board (NHB), Singapore. The HCC building, located in Jurong, is a purpose-built facility for the storage and conservation of artefacts and artworks under the care of NHB.
Comprising the Collections Management and Conservation Services Departments, our role is to preserve, protect and manage the NHB museum collections. To find out more about the functions of each of these departments, please click on the respective department links on the left-hand side.
The majority of the collection was previously stored at the
As the size of the collection grew over the years, the need for larger and more specialised storage facilities became evident. With the expansion of the number of museums under the newly formed National Heritage Board in 1993, the projected increase in the number of acquisitions and loans could not be properly accommodated in the allocated storage areas. Planning and realisation of a new facility began to take shape in earnest.
In 1995, building works commenced for the new building in Jurong with a government grant of $22.5 million. It was completed in September 1997 and in 2000, officially launched as the Heritage Conservation Centre.
Alteration and additional (A&A) building works were started in 2008 to expand storage and working spaces to the Centre. The increase storage and working space created will allow HCC to continue providing the best care for NHB's heritage materials and works of art.
While we are happy to share as much as we can our knowledge of caring for collections and conservation of heritage materials, we are unable to extend conservation services to the general public. For more information on conserving and restoring your own collections, please click on the link here.