Youth Panel


Under Our SG Heritage Plan 2.0, NHB is committed to nurturing a love of heritage amongst youths, encouraging youth volunteerism and participation, and reaching out to a diverse range of youths. As part of our efforts to better engage youths, a Youth Panel was set up to provide inputs and give feedback on the exhibitions, programmes, and marketing direction of NHB’s divisions, museums, and institutions.

For the period 2023 to 2024, and as part of Our SG Heritage Plan 2.0, the Youth Panel will be leading the development of Singapore’s first ever Youth Heritage Blueprint to capture youth insights and perspectives, and to offer recommendations for the museum and heritage sector.

The Terms of Reference of the National Heritage Board’s Youth Panel are as follows:

i. To develop and/or contribute to Singapore’s first Youth Heritage Blueprint;

ii. To review and advise on NHB museums and divisions’ exhibitions and signature festivals in order to make them more youth-friendly;

iii. To offer advice on NHB museums and divisions’ marketing strategies and initiatives for the above-mentioned special exhibitions and signature festivals;

iv. To interpret the NHB museums and divisions’ collections and programmes, and contribute content on the institutions’ social media platforms; and

v. To work with NHB museums and divisions on youth-led projects as and when the opportunity arises. 

Open Call for Photos for My First Love Exhibition


Calling all youths and former youths!

NHB's Youth Panel is documenting youth culture through the decades in Singapore, and we are crowd-sourcing for photographs with accompanying stories for a travelling exhibition based on the theme of My First Love.

Your first love during your youthful days (between 15 to 35 years old) could be a person, an activity (such as music, arts, sports, etc.) or an object (first car, first gadget etc.)

If you would like to contribute to the exhibition, please send a digital copy of your photograph with the following information to

  • Name
  • Email
  • Decade (i.e., 1950s, 1960s, 1970s, 1980s, 1990s, 2000s etc.)
  • Story behind the photograph (not more than 50 words)

Entries selected for the exhibition will each receive a $20 voucher!

By contributing to this project, you will be agreeing for the photograph and story to be used for the exhibition and all promotional and/or non-commercial materials related to the exhibition.