Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia plans open days on June 25

The Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia (IAMM) in Kuala Lumpur welcomes visitors with a free open day on June 25, featuring a fun arts and culture program for the whole family.

The walk-in event – a belated celebration of International Museum Day – runs from 9:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Visitors can explore the IAMM’s permanent galleries through interactive gallery walks and participate in curator-led tours of the latest special exhibition, 14 dynasties and one regionwhich focuses on various Islamic dynasties.

If you like art, a mini exhibition, Calligraphy at the IAMM: 20 years with the PSKK is also showing. The open day will also feature live calligraphy demonstrations by representatives of the Persatuan Seni Khat Kebangsaan (National Association of Islamic Calligraphers Malaysia).

Additionally, here is a chance to also observe demonstrations from the IAMM Curatorial Department and interact with IAMM librarians at a special exhibition of books from its scholar’s library.

For young visitors – between 4 and 12 years old – be sure to take part in the “Lost Artefacts Quest”, an interactive treasure hunt taking place in the morning and afternoon which runs through the permanent galleries where there will be interaction with unique characters.

The IAMM, which opened in 1998, is the largest museum of Islamic arts in Southeast Asia with more than seven thousand objects from the Islamic world.

IAMM is located at Jalan Lembah, Tasik Perdana in Kuala Lumpur.

More info here.