Opened in 1998, this Islamic Arts Museum has since become one of the world’s leading institutions dedicated to a field that is attracting more interest than ever.
With a floor space of 30,000 sq. m., a seamless continuity of light and space is maintained throughout the galleries and into the museum facilities.
A unique combination of contemporary international design and features taken from traditional Iranian and Central Asian architecture is used. The turquoise-coloured domes of the museum are now a landmark on the KL city skyline.
This museum is home to a vast collection that is representative of the entire Islamic world, from the Middle East to China, India and Southeast Asia.
Collections are exhibited according to geographical origin OR themes, such as Architecture, Jewellery, Textiles, Metalwork, etc.
The exhibits are rotated due to the expanding collections, so repeat visitors would also have a constantly changing experience. Photography without flash is allowed, but video recording is prohibited.
From now until May 10, 2014, the museum is hosting a contemporary Muslim calligraphy exhibition, Nun Wa Al Qalam. Calligraphic art work from 36 prominent Muslim artists from around the world are exhibited.
Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia
Add: Jalan Lembah Perdana, 50480 Kuala Lumpur.
Child below 6: free
*visitors who are below 18 years old, students of Higher Learning Institutions and Senior Citizens (Malaysia)
Monday – Sunday (including public holiday): 10am – 6pm
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