In 2009 ,Jean Wee was appointed the first director of the Preservation of Sites and Monuments( PSM ). She had previously been Assistant Director at the Singapore Art Museum ( SAM) in charge of education and outreach as well as Curator for Indian Art. She has curated several art exhibitions merging art with other disciplines while she was at SAM, and continues to curate exhibitions relating to national monuments in her current role . She has been involved in shaping preservation policy as well as defining and driving the role of the PSM to ensure that Singapore’s built architectural heritage is protected and restored. She played a key role in Singapore’s effort to gazette its inaugural UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2015 and has represented Singapore at UNESCO World Heritage Committee meetings and associated fields of work. She has contributed to several juries and committees on architectural heritage and has edited and authored publications – Decoration & Symbolism in Chinese Architecture ( 2013 ) and Connections : History and Architecture, City Hall and Supreme Court ( 2016). She has a Bachelor of Arts from the National University of Singapore, having majored in double English and anthropology. She is also trained in classical pianoforte and enjoys ceramics and sculpture.