Collections Services covers the management of the NHB collection, both in terms of storage and preventive conservation of the physical artefacts and artworks as well as documentation (including both inventory and photographic documentation).
As the custodian of the NHB museum collection, the Registration section oversees the accessioning, documentation, storage, preventive conservation and logistical management of the collections. It also facilitates access to the collections for museum curators and researchers to view, research and select pieces for display.
The Visual Resources section ensures that photo documentation, an important part of museum collection documentation, is accurate and complete.
The section maintains an Artefact Image Library (AIL) which contains digital images of the collection. These images are prepared for eventual uploading to SGCOOL (Singapore Collections Online), a public website which showcases Singapore’s heritage materials.