“… an Art Museum does not spring into existence with its collection completely formed, but must develop slowly from humble beginnings, and is alive only so long as it is growing.” ~ Michael Sullivan, 1959. It is rather unbecoming and … Continue reading
Category Archives: Museum of Asian Arts
Museum of Asian Art, University of Malaya: Keepers & Curators
William Willets (Curator): 1973-1982; Syed Ahmad Jamal (Keeper): 1975-1979; Khoo Joo Ee (Curator): 1983-1995; and Othman Md Yatim (Keeper): 1996-2003 WILLIAM WILLETTS (1918-1995) William Willetts obtained his B.Sc. in Zoology from Bristol University and M.A. in Chinese archaeology from London … Continue reading
Malaysia Puppet Shadow Exhibition in National Cheng Kung University Museum, Taiwan 2015-2016
The Museum of Asian Art, University of Malaya will have a special exhibition at the National Cheng Kung University Museum in Tainan, Taiwan beginning from 12th November 2015 to 30th September, 2016, titled: Malaysia Puppet Shadow Exhibition – A Special … Continue reading
Malaysia-Canada Interculture Exhibition: Indigenous Identities (Pameran Antarbudaya Malaysia-Kanada: Jatidiri Peribumi)
Malaysia-Canada Interculture Exhibition: Indigenous Identities (Pameran Antarbudaya Malaysia-Kanada: Jatidiri Peribumi) 10th September – 31st October 2014 Museum of Asian Art, Universiti Malaya Exhibition Background In Spring and Fall of 2011, co-curators; Associate Professor Salmah Abu Mansor, Principal Fellow-Institute of Ethnic … Continue reading
Solo Exhibition of Ismadi Sallehudin: Arjuna Series. 10 January 2014 – 2 February 2014, at Museum of Asian Art, University of Malaya.
The Museum of Asian Art will host a solo exhibition by Ismadi Sallehudin, focusing on his new series called: Arjuna, which is using the spirit of arrow searching a target. In his blog: galleryismadi.blogspot.com, mention about his art work in general –
My way of being in the world. My source is desire. Longing for gestures I have not previously made. Gestures that speak about how I look at the people, life surround and the world from my reality. I am talking about the living world in its loneliness. Its separateness. In its being different. Without land, without origin. Suffering. Loving. Vulnerable, yet grand: strange! That mystery I want to show.
The beauty of nature and the relationship between humans and life are to me an endless source of inspiration. I work from a non- thoughtful rough flow of lines and gestures. A game where I surrender to a kind of inner music. All images are notes of the same music which cannot exist without each other.
Who’s Ismadi Sallehudin?
Mohamad Ismadi Sallehudin, known as Ismadi, an artist with over 20 years experience. The theme of his work is the relationship between humans and animals. Ismadi studied at ITM, Malaysia and his Masters degree at De Monfort UK. Ismadi has regular exhibitions at home and abroad. Techniques incorporated by him are painting, drawing, etching and monotypes.
Museum of Asian Art, University of Malaya
The Museum of Asian Art, located just behind the Zaaba Memorial Library, is open to the public from 9.00 am – 5.00 pm during the working days. Our permanent collection are mostly related to the traditional art such as Chinese ceramic from Tang to Qing Dynasty, Khmer and Annam ware also Malay Archipelago artifacts.
Special activities are conducted every Saturday from 10.00 am – 2.00 pm such as batikking, drawing etc. For update and information – please send your email to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.