Founded in 1995, the Chinese Heritage Centre (CHC) aims to advance knowledge and understanding of the ethnic Chinese communities in different parts of the world. Established as a non-profit organisation, the CHC’s work is guided by an international Board of Governors. In 2011, the CHC has been reconstituted as an autonomous institute of Nanyang Technological University (NTU), depending almost entirely on fundraising from private donors and government 1:1 matching grants.
The CHC serves as a research centre, a museum, and a library. It is housed in the historic Administration Building of the former Nanyang University, which itself is a relic of the landmark establishment of the first and only Chinese-medium university outside China, founded by the Chinese overseas. It was gazetted as a National Monument on 18 December 1999.
Visitors will find it pleasant to simply admire the unique architecture of this building built in the 1950s, or take a stroll in the Yunnan Garden or by the Nantah Lake, adjacent to the CHC.