National Heritage Board Act

(Original Enactment: Act 13 of 1993)

(15th March 1994)
An Act to establish the National Heritage Board, to transfer to it the National Museum, the National Archives and Records Centre and the Oral History Department and for matters connected therewith.
[1st August 1993]
Short title
1.  This Act may be cited as the National Heritage Board Act.
2.  In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires —
“Board” means the National Heritage Board established under section 3;
“Chairman” means the Chairman of the Board and includes any temporary Chairman of the Board;
“chief executive officer” means the chief executive officer of the Board and includes any person acting in that capacity;
“Deputy Chairman” means the Deputy Chairman of the Board and includes any temporary Deputy Chairman of the Board;
“Fund” means the National Heritage Endowment Fund established under section 35;
“member” means a member of the Board;
“National Archives” means the National Archives of Singapore established under section 17;
“object” includes any work of art and any artifact;
“public archives” means those public records that —
(a)are more than 25 years old;
(b)are specified by the Board as being of national or historical significance; and
(c)have been transferred to the Board or to such other place as the Board may from time to time determine;
“public office” means any department, office, institution, agency, commission, board, local authority or statutory body or any other office of the Government or branch or subdivision thereof, and any other body that the President may, by notification in the Gazette, declare to be a public office;
“public records” means papers, documents, records, registers, printed materials, books, maps, plans, drawings, photographs, microforms, videotapes, films, machine readable and electronic records, sound recordings and other forms of records of any kind whatsoever, produced or received by any public office in the transaction of official business, or by any officer in the course of his official duties, and includes public archives.