The Asian Art Museum is located at the University of Malaya, the oldest and first university in Malaysia. The first recorded collection is a Buddhist head made of bronze from the Chiengsen period, Thailand (1400-1550M) in 1954. It marks the beginning of the establishment of the museum which was then based in Singapore. Today, the museum, which has 3 floors of exhibition space, stores nearly 9,000 materials representing various cultures from various countries in the Asian region, which spans 4,000 years of history.
Showcasing the uniqueness, aesthetic value and intellectual achievements of Asian cultural arts such as ceramic collections from Thailand, Vietnam, Japan and Iran, textile collections from the Malay Archipelago, jugs, Sawankhalok unique pottery, Orang Asli masks, weapons, home furnishings made from wood carvings and copper and so on. For this exhibition, the museum assembled part of the initial collection and was also selected for public display in conjunction with International Museum Day 2021 National Level which took place from 18 to 25 May 2021. With the theme The Future of Museums: Restoration and Imaging this year's exhibition is considered unique. times it is celebrated in a new norm that is virtually as the world is still facing the situation of the Covid 19 pandemic.
Last Update: 28/02/2022