The National Heritage Board (NHB) was formed on 1 August 1993. As the custodian of Singapore’s heritage, NHB is responsible for telling the Singapore story, sharing the Singaporean experience and imparting Singapore spirit. NHB’s mission is to preserve and celebrate the shared heritage of Singapore’s diverse communities, for the purpose of education, nation-building, and cultural understanding. It manages the national museums, heritage institutions, and Language Councils Secretariat, and sets policies relating to heritage sites, monuments, and the national collection. Through the national collection, NHB curates heritage programs and presents exhibitions to connect the past, present and future generations of Singaporeans. NHB is now a statutory board under the Ministry of Culture, Community, and Youth.