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Guided Tour of Heritage Conservation Centre

by Heritage Conservation Centre
17, 24 May • 02:00pm • Heritage Conservation Centre

Join us on the Heritage Conservation Centre Tour to get a rare glimpse into the world of heritage conservation. This roughly 2-hour tour brings you behind the scenes to understand the inner workings and behold treasures from Singapore's National Collection.

Guided Tour of Heritage Conservation Centre
Wed, 17 May 2023 | 2pm - 4pm
Wed, 24 May 2023 | 2pm - 4pm 

Venue: Heritage Conservation Centre (32 Jurong Port Road, Singapore 619104)
Fee: $5 per person
Registration: hccguidedtour.peatix.com 

From putting together a broken toothbrush from World War II, to repairing the stitching on a delicate swath of batik, the National Heritage Board’s conservators have their work cut out for them.  Operating with a light-touch approach, they mend, replicate and restore artefacts from our National Collection, ensuring all works conducted are necessary, reversible and recorded.   

Join us on a guided tour of the Heritage Conservation Centre in Jurong as our team of conservators walks you through their process, peppering their sharings with their own experiences hunched over great rolls of ancient textiles and scrolls, and historic everyday objects. The goal? Protect them from being further ravaged by the passing of time.  The tour includes a peek into some of the treasures in the centre’s storehouses and a window into the state-of-the-art conservation technology and practices in play.    

Note: A shuttle bus will be provided to ferry participants from Lakeside MRT Station to the Heritage Conservation Centre.
Heritage Conservation Centre

The Heritage Conservation Centre (HCC) is the repository and conservation facility for the management and preservation of Singapore’s National Collection. HCC supports the exhibitions and collections of all 8 NHB museums as well as National Gallery Singapore & Singapore Art Museum.

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