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.
HCC also houses the centralised conservation laboratories for
the treatment of object, painting and textile artefacts and a
laboratory designed to cater for scientific analysis, material
testing and research.
The Centre has a team of dedicated professionals to preserve,
manage and provide the best possible care for the NHB museum
The majority of the collection was
previously stored at the National Museum building at Stamford
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
HCC was designed to accommodate future expansion needs with
minimal disruption. Alteration & additional (A&A) works
were started in 2008 to add two floors of storage space to the
Centre. Additional floor areas were added to bring the gross floor
area to 20,940 square metres. The building project was completed in
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.