NATIONAL ARCHIVES OF SINGAPORE
Eric Chin was appointed Director of the National Archives of Singapore (NAS) in 2013. The NAS is an institution under the National Library Board, Singapore (NLB). The NAS is the primary keeper of records of historical or national significance to Singapore. Its collections, from government and private sources, span all media and formats including public records and other documents, photographs, audio-visual recordings, maps, building plans, posters and oral history interviews. Eric is a lawyer by training and concurrently acts as General Counsel of the NLB. His personal interests in library and archival sciences is however a long-standing one and he completed a Master’s in Information Studies in 2010 to gain professional insight into the world of libraries and archives. He loves his work as well as his wife and three boisterous children. He still buys music CDs to read sleeve notes, to hear the complete arc of songs in an album and to hold an artefact. He wishes he had more time to read simply for pleasure.