Contribute historically significant artefacts that help tell the Singapore story.
The National Museum of Singapore appreciates the priceless artefacts that have been donated to the National Collection. The National Collection enables the museum to curate exhibitions and present programmes that connect the past to our present and future.
Make a Donation to the Collection
If you would like to donate an item to the National Collection, kindly fill up the Artefact Donation Form and email it with a clear photo of your item to NHB_NMS_Curatorial@nhb.gov.sg for the museum to review and assess your item.
Kindly note that the museum will only be able to physically receive items after their donation has been approved. All approved donations are eligible for tax deduction in accordance with regulations set by IRAS and the National Heritage Board.
Please contact us at NHB_NMS_Curatorial@nhb.gov.sg if you have any queries regarding donating an artefact. For other queries, please contact the Partnerships Team at SupportNMS@nhb.gov.sg
Majulah Singapura flexi disc
Gift of Low Kam Hoong
This original flexi disc record was generously donated by Mr Low Kam Hoong. The flexi disc was issued as a souvenir marking Singapore’s full internal self-government in May 1959 and contains the first known recording of Majulah Singapura, which Zubir Said composed for the Singapore City Council before it was selected as the national anthem.
It is now proudly displayed in our Singapore History Gallery where it adds to the narrative of the formation of national identity after Singapore’s independence.
Rollei A26 camera
Gift of Mr Chong Nam Soy
Mr Chong Nam Soy was a former Rollei employee who donated this Rollei A26 to the museum. This artefact captures the story a multinational corporation which engaged in precision engineering during Singapore’s period of industrialisation, producing quality products such as this camera.
It also represents Mr Chong’s professional involvement and development as an employee of that industry. The interwoven stories of personal and national significance are at the heart of what the museum is about.
Lim Teck Kim's travel suitcase
Early 20th Century
Gift of the family of Lim Teck Kim
Bentley Tan, grandson of Lim Teck Kim, recognised the museum’s commitment to telling the stories of individuals who have significantly changed and contributed to Singapore’s landscape. He donated a suitcase belonging to his late grandfather, Lim Teck Kim, managing director of the general store Lim Hoe Chiang Ltd and proprietor of Happy Valley Amusement Park.
The case remained in Lim’s family collection until it was donated to the museum, which is honoured to preserve and share its remarkable story.