The inaugural issue contains essays from Dr Alan Chong, Prof Tan Tai Yong, Dr Eugene Tan and other cultural professionals working in Singapore, who have also contributed essays which address new developments in Singapore’s museum scene as well as technologies being pioneered in conservation sciences in Singapore.


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10 Chapters
A Fine Balance: The Many (and Changing) Roles of a National Museum
Professor Tan Tai Yong
Films, Facts and History: Interpreting the Past
Dr John Kwok
A Golden Opportunity: Revamping the National Museum of Singapore for the Golden Jubilee Year
Ms Angelita Teo
Singapore as a Key to Understanding Asia: The Asian Civilisations Museum as a Cross-cultural Institution
Dr Alan Chong
Re-writing a National Art History: National Gallery Singapore
Dr Eugene Tan
The Indian Heritage Centre: A Discourse on the Representation of Identity, Diversity and Aspiration Regarding The Indian Community’s Heritage in Singapore
Dr Gauri Parimoo Krishnan
More Than a Garden: Singapore Botanic Gardens’ Journey Towards Becoming Singapore’s Inaugural UNESCO World Heritage Site
Ms Jean Wee
Retooling Collections Management: Tagging and Tracking Singapore’s National Collection with Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Tags
Mr Lee Huang Han Sean
Mr Darren Wong
Conservation Science: The Forensics of Cultural Connections
Dr Hanna M Szczepanowska
Getting Online and Staying Engaged: The National Heritage Board’s Digital Engagement Journey
Mr Shaun Wong

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