Meeting point: Main entrance of Heritage Conservation Centre
The bus stop to alight from is located just opposite the Centre.
Alternatively you may view this directional map to HCC, 32 Jurong Port Road.
As all visitors have to place their bags in lockers provided before the start of the tour. No audio-visual equipment/photography within the premises and storage areas.
We are advised to come in good walking shoes and bring along a light sweater as the Centre is cold for human traffic.
This visit was open to LAS members only.
Maximum no. of participants: 20
Closing date for registration: 28 December 2012, I was glad to be one of them!
About Heritage Conservation Centre
The Heritage Conservation Centre is a repository and conservation facility for museum artefacts and artworks that belong to the collections of the 3 National Museums in Singapore, under the National Heritage Board.
In other words, it houses and preserves artefacts that are not on display to the public. The roles also include "Provision of Heritage Collections Management Services - Documentation, Inventory, Storage and Preventive Conservation."
I learnt a lot from this second visit to the centre. My first visit was some years back on 5 March 2008 (http://dexterine.blogspot.sg/2008/03/nlb-las-visit-to-heritage-conservation.html) with a bigger group from LAS and NLB:
As we cannot take any photos in the centre, the rich information is in our mind yet I am unable to recall in details.
I am glad to have the following printed documents given at the exit point when we end our tour:
* On conservation. Singapore: Heritage Conservation Centre, 2012.
* On conservation: perspectives from the Heritage Conservation Centre. Singapore: Heritage Conservation Centre, 2010.
* Be mused. No. 21. Oct-Dec 2012 Vol.5 Issue 4. Published by the Education and Outreach Division of National Heritage Board.
* Leaflets on various topics from Heritage Conservation Centre:
-- Integrated Pest Management
-- Collections Management
-- Agency of Deterioration
-- Heritage Conservation Centre