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 led 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 Youth Panel also worked with NHB on other youth-led projects, including the My First Love Travelling Exhibition.

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. 

Youth Heritage Blueprint


Led by NHB's Youth Panel, the blueprint offers insights and recommendations on how to strengthen youth interest and involvement in the heritage and museum sector, across five focus areas: (a) museums and programmes; (b) physical touchpoints and digital content; (c) marketing and communications; (d) access and participation; and (e) collaborations and partnerships.

The blueprint and its recommendations were informed by an online survey and several focus group discussions led by the Youth Panel, reaching out to more than 1,000 fellow youths to gather their feedback on and ideas for the heritage and museum sector.

Find out more about the insights and recommendations by downloading the Youth Heritage Blueprint here.

My First Love Travelling Exhibition


Co-created by NHB and NHB's Youth Panel, My First Love is a travelling exhibition that documents and celebrates youth culture through stories of first love.

The exhibition features photos and stories submitted by Singaporean youths both past and present, about their personal experience and memories of the people, places and activities they love.

By showcasing the diverse stories of what it was or is like growing up as a youth in Singapore, the exhibition highlights the connection between the personal narratives and contemporary experiences of youths and our shared heritage.

Visit the travelling exhibitions at the following dates and locations!



 Punggol Regional Library 29 May - 26 June 2024 
 Ang Mo Kio Public Library July 2024 
 Jurong Regional Library August 2024 
 Heritage Activation Node @ Clementi September 2024