Objectives of Temasek History Research Centre

  1. To strengthen national identity by deepening our understanding of Singapore’s history and heritage through original research on Singapore’s role in the premodern period.
  2. To deepen young Singaporeans’ understanding and familiarity with ASEAN cultures and heritage through archaeology and art history Field Schools.
  3. To create public awareness and promote public education of the Centre’s work by engaging local schools, local media, and interested communities.

The Centre has three programmes to support these objectives: