Saturday, November 10, 2007

National Library appeals to Singaporeans to donate heritage items

By Wong Mun Wai,
Channel NewsAsia
Posted: 10 November 2007 1830 hrs

Singaporeans risk taking their culture or historical heritage for granted in a rapidly changing world, Minister for Community Development, Youth and Sports Dr Vivian Balakrishnan said.

Speaking at the opening of the National Library Literary Heritage Showcase, the minister called on Singaporeans to develop a sense of history and appreciation of their heritage.

The showcase, which includes a series of exhibitions that outline Singapore's rich history including pioneer artists and Chinese clans, also features the second run of the Heritage Road Show.

The public are called upon to donate their photographs, postcards, pictures and other items to capture the memories of Singapore before 1970.

Donations of old report cards, school magazines, menus, invitation cards to official events, programme notes of concerts, bus tickets, maps, manuscripts, certificates, awards and the like are also welcome.

Digital images can also be donated through

The availability of this deposit website means that local publishers can submit their published works digitally.

The National Library Board will be sending out details to publishers to access the website within the next two months.

The showcase runs until November 28 at the National Library.

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