International Museum Day 2016 with Tripovo & Muzium Negara

May 11, 2016

In conjunction of International Museum Day (IMD), Tripovo collaborate with Muzium Negara organized a meaningful media event entitled "Discovering Malaysia's Painted Heritage". International Museum Day is organised worldwide around May 18. This day is an occasion to raise awareness on how important museums are in the development of society.

History of Musuem negara

Muzium Negara was establish on the site of the former Selangor Museum. The construction of Museum Negara began in 1959 and was complete in 1963. The National Museum was officially open on 31 August 1963 by Tuanku Syed Putra Ibni al-Marhum Syed Hassan Jamallullal, the 3rd Yang Di-Pertuan Agong.

Museum and Cultural Landscapes is the theme for this year and it chosen by the Conseil International des Musees (ICOM). Bloggers and social media influencers, local and expats is invited for the event. Participants started with an English guided tour of the museum's four exhibits pertaining to different eras of Malaysia - Early history, Malay Kingdoms, Colonial Period and Malaysia today.

The fun part come as participants get to experience how to make Batik. The class is headed by Ms. Rosida Abdullah of the Textile Museum. Making batik is a great activity for kids and adults, and it is a great way for parents to bond with their kids with something fun and historical. The participants start with outlining wax. This is the important step when painting batik.

After outlining wax, they start to color the batik. 

The adorable triplets having fun painting the Batik. 

The participants enjoying coloring their Batik Masterpiece.

Participants proud to show off their Batik Masterpiece for the photo session. Special thanks to Tripovo for organize this meaningful event to create awareness to everyone regarding International Museum Day.

On May 18, officers of National Museum encourage everyone to visit the 22 museums under Jabatan Muzium Malaysia as entrance is free.
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