Established on 28 August 1958
under the initiative of Tunku Abdul Rahman, the first Prime
Minister of the newly independent Malaysia, the National Art
Gallery started with a donation of 4 artworks and was housed in
a borrowed space at the Dewan Tunku Abdul Rahman - Malaysia's
first House of Parliament.
Today, with a permanent collection of more than 2500 pieces of
artworks - the National Art Gallery is in its permanent state of
the building officially launched on 16 September 2000 by Prime
Minister Datuk Seri Dr Mahathir Mohammed.
An agency under the Ministry of Culture, Arts and Heritage, the
National Art Gallery is one of the most established art museums
in South East Asia. As Malaysia's official art institution, it
has supported the endeavors of Malaysian artists through
exhibitions locally and internationally since the early sixties.
More than a venue for ongoing exhibitions of local and
international artists, the National Art Gallery is committed to
encourage art awareness amongst the general public. It regularly
hosts art competitions, seminars and workshops for art
practitioners and students as well as numerous art-related
events that appeal to the general public.
For more information, please contact:
National Art Gallery
2, Jalan Temerloh, Off Jalan Tun Razak
53200 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Tel: +6 03 4025 4990 Fax: +6 03 4025 4987
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