via Straits Times, 25 August 2021: A new exhibition travelling around Singapore’s public libraries showcases conservation science and the work of the Heritage Conservation Centre.
When assistant conservator Sophia Lee got hold of a prisoner’s toothbrush from World War II, it was in pieces. She had to do extensive research on the type of plastic it was made from to determine how to put it back together.
This example of what goes into conservation work – before an object is displayed in Singapore’s museums – is now showcased in a new exhibition at the National Library Building.
Put together by the National Heritage Board and featuring conservators from its Heritage Conservation Centre, the exhibition opened on Wednesday (Aug 25) and will run at the Central Public Library until Sept 30.