MAG's Children's Festival is held annually in conjunction with the United Nation’s celebration of Children’s Day. The theme, 'Our Children, Our Future Leaders' is in conjunction with the 60th Anniversary of Bank Negara Malaysia. In line with the Bank's belief in the importance of good governance and leadership, MAG takes this opportunity to nurture tomorrow's leaders, our children today.
Exhibition featuring a host of printmaking enthusiasts from the 1930s until present-day and showcases more than 150 enthralling print works combining a variety of techniques including relief print, intaglio, silkscreen, planography and monoprint.
Timely yet timeless, the ‘Malaysia: 60 Somethings’ exhibition is held in conjunction with 60 years of independence. Not a typical chronological Merdeka offering, ‘Malaysia: 60 Somethings’ places emphasis on nation building, as demonstrated by the convergence of fascinating events, artefacts, documents and photographs on display.
Six decades of Malaysian abstract art and 60 years of Merdeka – they are almost like twins. One is fractionally older than the other, but these are siblings with a lot in common. Abstract art became mainstream in this country more than half a century ago. Like Malaysia, it’s not about rebelliousness or nasty surprises. It rarely shocks public sensibilities or crosses religious red lines. Sometimes it even appears to have been overlooked.
Great news! Bank Negara Malaysia Museum and Art Gallery is celebrating the 2017 Children's Day at the Museum from 17 October to 1 December 2017. Carrying the theme of "My Malaysia: Money-Smart Kids" there are many fun play activities lined up for the children to learn about prudent financial management and history of Malaysia including puzzle races, art and craft workshops, career talks, interactive games and many more.
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The World Palm Portraits Exhibition – The Incredible Journey marks a collaborative milestone between the Malaysian Palm Oil Council (MPOC) and Bank Negara Malaysia. An artistic interpretation of our palm oil industry, it is part of the Nation’s 100 years of Malaysian palm oil industry celebration that invites the viewers to be visually enriched by the images centred on palm oil.
The displayed images in this exhibition are mostly the winning as well as top entries from the MPOC’s World Palm Portraits Photography Competition 2013-2017. This fascinating collection has aptly captured the essence of the industry, the true stories of grit, determination and hope through the faces of the farmers and the breath-taking landscapes and wildlife affirming that palm oil has indeed changed the lives of millions, enabling a better future for the people and providing global food security for the world.
'Nature Nurtured' commemorates the natural marvels of Malaysia, as depicted by selected contemporary artists. It comprises approximately 80 works of art, mostly in the genre of realism. The exhibition is a comprehensive account of the involvement of Malaysian artists in preserving the fragile balance of nature. Through their eyes and efforts, we have a highly personalised record of Malaysia's ever-changing environment.
Focusing on ties that bind, Norma Abbas: A Colourful Journey to a Promise depicts the artist’s vibrant relationship with family, close friends and nature as well as her spiritual journey. Showcasing nearly 70 works of art, these themes are combined into bold yet whimsical and fascinating collages.
Bank Negara Malaysia Museum and Art Gallery presents "The Art Bazaar", an event that provides a rare opportunity for the public to view and purchase Malaysian artwork and craft including those form East Malaysia at affordable prices. The Art Bazaar offers a platform for emerging artists to display and sell their artworks to a wider audience.
The theme of the celebration is "Wallet Wonders" as it is in conjunction with our ongoing exhibition "Works on Papers: Art Inside the Wallet". There are many activities lined up for the children to enhance financial literacy and to learn about the history of money through fun and play, in the form of puzzle races, workshops, talks, hands-on activities and much more.
Banknotes have existed for centuries and are often masterpieces of design, with the added ingenuity of security features. Works on Paper: Art Inside the Wallet highlights the artistry of these miniature marvels and the practical challenges of the banks that issue them. It is a chance to enter a world that is usually unappreciated and unseen inside our wallets.
Malaysia has produced numerous artists who are internationally renown. The Central Bank of Malaysia, which was established in 1959, has played an important role since the early 1960s, stimulating the art market by acquiring local works and collaborating with artists by organising exhibitions.
Financial LATeracy is a collection of more than 150 distinctive caricatures by Datuk Mohammad Nor Khalid, beer known as Lat, featured in 14 series of Buku Wang Saku or Pocket Money Book. Since 1999, fifteen million copies of Buku Wang Saku have been circulated to school children to inculcate prudent money management from a young age.
As this is the year that Malaysia chairs the Association of South East Asian Nations, Bank Negara Malaysia is holding an exhibition to build on the close relationship that exists between countries of the region.
‘From Sea to Summit’ is the work of four artists whose fascination with the environment is exceptional. An art exhibition showcasing the works of Ajis Mohamad, Joseph Tan, Raphael Scott Ahbeng and Yeong Seak Ling.
‘Drops of Colour’ is an exhibition of two art techniques prominent in Malaysia: batik and watercolour. Bank Negara Malaysia’s longstanding support of these two types of painting dates back to the early 1960s and has been continued until the present day.
Ombak is about waves. Like every wave, the contents of this exhibition represent irresistible movement. Everything about Yusof Ghani’s life is a journey, literally and metaphorically. He is a tireless traveller in the real world, as well as in his imagination.
International Watercolour Exhibition - An exhibition of recent works by Malaysian Watercolour Society members and overseas artists.
ShoutCryRoom - Oi Nuen Sprunt explores the emotive qualities of ink, gouache, paper and fabric in a moving commemoration of the Japanese tsunami in 2011, with regional resonance in this 10th anniversary of the Indian Ocean tsunami.