Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia

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Muzium Kesenian Islam Malaysia

Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia was officially opened on 12 December 1998. The museum is located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur’s tourist belt amidst the lush greenery and within walking distance to the National Mosque, Birds Park and National Planetarium.

The Islamic Arts Museum has 12 main galleries which is classified according to the types of artefacts spread over level 3 and 4. Level 3 of the museum hosts the Quran and Manuscripts Gallery, the Islamic Architecture Gallery, the India Gallery, the Chinese Gallery, the Ancient Malay World Gallery as well as the reconstructed Ottoman Syrian Room dating back to the 19th Century.[1] Visitors can also proceed upstairs to Level 4 which hosts an display of jewellery, textile, arms and armour, ceramics as well as ancient Islamic glass ware.[2]

See also[edit]


  • Curatorial Department (2002). Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia. Kuala Lumpur: Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia. pp. 280 pages. ISBN 978-9834084509. 
  • Lenzi, Iola (2004). Museums of Southeast Asia. Singapore: Archipelago Press. p. 200. ISBN 981-4068-96-9. 


  1. ^ "Islamic Arts Museum". Retrieved 16 July 2012. 
  2. ^ "Islamic Arts Museum". Retrieved 16 July 2012. 

External links[edit]

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