THE Perak Museum will organise various activities in conjunction with its 135th anniversary celebration to educate and get the people acquainted with museums in the country.
National Museum director-general Datuk Kamarul Bahrin A. Kasim said among the programmes would be the Perak Museum 135th Special Exhibition, an art competition and cultural performances from Oct 31 to March 31 next year.
He said at the special exhibition, 3,000 exhibits from 10,000 artefacts relating to the history and development of this first museum in the country would be on display.
“The artefacts here are unique and contemporary as they are a collection of objects of artistic, cultural and historical importance from the time the museum was established in Malaysia in 1883,” he said after officiating a cycling event in conjunction with the pre-launch of the Perak Museum 135th Anniversary Celebration in Taiping.
Kamarul Bahrin said museums in developed countries were devoted to developing the education role in enhancing visitors’ curiosity and interest on the exhibitions and collections.
He added that the Perak Museum received between 200,000 and 300,000 visitors each year. – Bernama