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13 August 2015

Museum Victoria has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Singapore's National Heritage Board, aimed at strengthening existing cultural and heritage collaboration between the two institutions.

Under the agreement, Museum Victoria will develop an ongoing partnership with the National Heritage Board, paving the way for more exhibition and loan exchanges, and encouraging stronger links through staff exchange programs.

Museum Victoria's CEO Dr Patrick Greene signed the MoU at a ceremony in Singapore late last month.

"Museum Victoria will explore further collaboration across curatorial services, family and children's programming, conservation, collection management, research and publication,'' he said.

The agreement follows the recent signing of an MoU on Co-operation in the Field of Arts and Culture between Singapore and Australia, as part of Federal Government's Singapore-Australia Comprehensive Strategic Partnership.

Museum Victoria operates Melbourne Museum, Scienceworks, and the Immigration Museum and is custodian of the World Heritage-listed Royal Exhibition Building. An estimated 2.3 million people visit Museum Victoria's venues each year.

Singapore's National Heritage Board operates key cultural sites including the National Museum of Singapore, the Indian Heritage Centre, the Asian Civilisations Museum, the Malay Heritage Centre and the Peranakan Museum.

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