Over the years, we have seen an increasing number of individuals and community groups step forward to play an active role in preserving our shared heritage. The NHB Heritage Grant Scheme has provided support for these heritage enthusiasts to develop heritage-related projects that seek to preserve and promote Singaporeans’ appreciation of heritage.
Footprints Of Our Muslim Scholars’ Heritage In Singapore
By Singapore Islamic Scholars & Religious Teachers Association
Footprints Of Our Muslim Scholars’ Heritage In Singapore by Singapore Islamic Scholars & Religious Teachers Association (PERGAS) is an exhibition that shed light on the achievements of 12 religious pioneers to both Muslim and non-Muslim communities in Singapore. With the objective of raising cultural and educational heritage of the Muslim community to the larger Singaporean public, the exhibition aimed to provide future generations with documented evidence on the lives, works and contributions of past Islamic scholars, institutional developments and Islamic Practices in Singapore, since the formation of modern Singapore. In addition to the exhibition, PERGAS also published a comprehensive publication titled "Obor Ummah 2: Jejak Tokoh Agama Islam di Singapura" to provide references for future research and studies on Islam and the Muslim community in Singapore.
Documenting Bukit Brown: Exploring New Horizons of Knowledge
By Dr Natalie Lee-San Pang
Documenting Bukit Brown: Exploring New Horizons of Knowledge by Dr Natalie Lee-San Pang is a bilingual travelling exhibition that showcased the findings of the Bukit Brown Documentation Project. The data and artefacts were presented as a full-fledged holistic documentation of a cemetery in its capacity as an organic socio-cultural space; the graves were documented together with their associated histories, memories, rituals, practices and exhumation. This project treated the exhibition as a socio-cultural space and employed a variety of approaches and technologies to facilitate participation and interaction with visitors.