Sunday, April 6, 2014

National Textile Museum of Malaysia

Spring Trip- Malaysia 1

While visiting Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia we happened upon the National Textile Museum of Malaysia.  Located a short walk from the Central Market, The Textile Museum is housed in an elegant, historic, colonial building of Moghul-Islamic architecture.

The museum’s role is to “ collect, conserve and document and display the diverse national textile collection, especially the traditional handwork of the multi-ethnic society of Malaysia comprising Malays, Chinese, Indians, Orang Asli  and the indigenous peoples of Sabah and  Sarawak”.

The museum’s five galleries artfully display their beautiful textile collection with informative didatic panels. There is also a small video room, unfortunately the film is not in English but the visuals can be enjoyed nonetheless.  Also within the building is a small cafĂ© and gift shop.

Admission is free and the museum is open daily from 9am –6 pm.  Anyone visiting K L should plan on spending some time there.  A cool stop for a usually very hot afternoon.

For those not fortunate to be visiting the capital city and the museum check their website.

Blogs in the near future will explore the treasures of this institution.

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