Celebrating 20 Years of Collaboration with PSKK
“The Power of Museums”, the official theme of the 2022 International Museum Day, was the inspiration behind this exhibition. Since its establishment, the Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia (IAMM) is committed in its role as an institution in preserving the diverse aspects of Islamic art and culture covering the entire Islamic world, including Malaysia. This exhibition highlights IAMM’s role in preserving and sustaining the art of Islamic calligraphy in this country.
This exhibition also serves to commemorate more than two decades of collaboration between IAMM and Persatuan Seni Khat Kebangsaan (PSKK).Realizing the importance of Islamic calligraphy and the Jawi script, IAMM, along with PSKK, has organized various programmes, workshops and competitions with the aim of attracting public interest in this art form as well as providing them with the tools to learn Islamic calligraphy.
The COVID-19 pandemic that hit the global community affected all sectors of economy, and one of the hardest hit sectors is that of the arts. Museums have the “power” to play a bigger role in relation to the respective art forms that they represent. With this in mind, both IAMM and PSKK are resolved to continue to collaborate in an effort to preserve the art of Islamic calligraphy and ensure its legacy continues.