Before visiting the centre, it is important to understand the etiquette to adopt and guidelines to follow. This is to ensure your experience in the museum will be an enjoyable and fruitful one.
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IN THE GALLERIES
Do not eat and drink in the galleries.
Food crumbs and drink spillage will attract ants and other insects. This will cause irreparable harm to the artefacts. Likewise, moisture causes certain materials to deteriorate.
KEEP THE GALLERIES LITTER FREE
Litter of any sort poses a danger to yourself and other visitors. Do be considerate to all.
TALK SOFTLY AND WALK QUIETLY IN ALL GALLERIES
Rowdy play may result in damage to the artefacts. More importantly, it may cause injury to oneself and other visitors. Loud conversations disturb the peace and quiet, and enjoyment of other visitors.
LOOK AND CAREFULLY EXAMINE THE OBJECTS
Touch objects that are allowed so by the signs. Most objects are rare artefacts that need to be in showcases. If they are constantly touched, damage may be caused. These objects are irreplaceable.
HANDLE THE DEVICE WITH CARE
The handheld device is issued to each visitor upon entry to IHC. Please treat with it care so that it will not be damaged.
PHOTOGRAPHY AND VIDEO
Video filming is not allowed.
Take photographs without flash.
Flash from cameras damage sensitive materials like paper and textile. Their life span will also be greatly shortened. This is also why certain areas in the galleries are dimly lit. Please check with our amicable museum personnel if you are unsure.