National Archives of Singapore
Established in 1968, the National Archives of Singapore (NAS) is the official custodian of Singapore’s archives of national or historical significance; covering both government and private records. The NAS acquires, preserves and presents archival records in all formats including documents, photographs, maps, oral history interviews and audio-visual recordings. The holdings date back to the early 19thcentury and allow for the discovery and recollection of decisions, actions and shared memories of Singapore, its government and the people. Through the archives, current and future generations of Singaporeans can come to understand our rich and diverse cultures, explore the common paths taken and appreciate who we are and how we became a nation.
In relation to sound and moving images, the holdings of the NAS encompass the radio and television broadcast history of Singapore from the 1940s to date; as well as the music recording history going all the way back to the very first recordings in Singapore in 1903. The NAS is also a major partner to the Asian Film Archive through a sharing of NAS’s conservation and digitization laboratory as well as repositories that preserve the deposited films in conditions that ensure their longevity.
The NAS promotes public interest in our nation’s history and heritage through educational programmes, publications, and exhibitions, including a permanent exhibition gallery on the Japanese Occupation – Memories at Old Ford Factory.
Since 2013, the NAS has been an institution of the National Library Board.
Visit us at http://www.nas.gov.sg.