A Spiritual Journey: Islamic Culture & Heritage of South East Asia Photo Competition 2016/2017

IAMM is proud to present its first International Photography Competition that focuses on the Islamic Culture & Heritage in South East Asia. This competition will provide a great platform  for photographers around the world, whether professionals and amateurs, to explore the enchanting culture and heritage of Islam within Southeast Asia and to share their unique perspective on Islam, through their lenses.

Competition is open to all. For more information and the terms & conditions for the competition, visit the competition page at:


Previous Competitions:

Batu Seremban Challenge 2016

In conjunction with Malaysia Day 2016, Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia (IAMM) in collaboration with Gin & Jacqie will be organizing Batu Seremban Challenge, a chance to let your children experience playing the popular traditional game.

Date: 3rd September 2016, Saturday
Time: 10:00 am – 1.00 pm
Venue: Children’s Library, Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia
The participants will be divided into two groups:
Category A: Age 6 to 8 years old
Category B: Age 9 to 12 years old

For further enquiries or to sign up for the challenge, kindly email to
or contact us at 03-2092 7032 / 7033 / 7034 / 7038.


CIMB Islamic Junior Photography Competition 2015

In conjunction with this year’s edition of “Capture the Spirit of Ramadan” exhibition,  the Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia (IAMM) in collaboration with CIMB Islamic Berhad are proud to present the “CIMB Islamic Junior Photography Competition”. This competition is open to Malaysian citizens and permanent residents aged 10 to 18 years old. With a theme on the “Moments of Aidilfitri”, this competition is a platform for youth to explore the amazing world of photography and also the beauty of the celebrations of the holy month.

This competition is part of the educational programmes endorsed by CIMB Islamic Berhad  as  a mutual effort to enlighten the Malaysians to reunite during Ramadan and explore the beauty of the celebrations of the holy month through the photography lens.

The submission period wll be from 1st July 2015 to 9th August 2015. Grab your cameras and join the competition to win attractive prizes and experience the true meaning and the splendour of this holy month.


Manifestasi Perdana Seni Khat 2013

The Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia (IAMM) has successfully hosted the calligraphy competition, Manifestasi Perdana Seni Khat (MPSK), for the fifth time on December 21, 2013, parallel to a good response from the previous MPSK that was held in 1991, 2001, 2003 and 2009. IAMM once again had the honour of hosting the calligraphy competition, which is in cooperation with the National Calligraphy Association (PSKK), and supported by Kumpulan Utusan, Bank Muamalat Malaysia Berhad, Al-Hijrah TV and Radio IKIM. The competition indirectly gives exposure and educates the public to recognize the beauty of the Muslims heritage.

It is important for this form of art to be kept alive. As the Chinese calligraphy is admired by the whole world through its preservation, it is the time for the same initiative to be carried out for Arabic calligraphy. Hopefully, this competition will be able to capture the hearts of art lovers to the subtlety and beauty of the calligraphy. The popularity of Islamic calligraphy nowadays is rising and people in Malaysia have started to show their interest regardless of age. This can be seen from the increasing number of participants who, year to year, attended the calligraphy workshop held at the museum. It clearly proves that calligraphy is not only pleasant and gratifying, but can also be used as a profitable hobby.

As conservator, restorer and educator of Islamic art, IAMM is playing a vital role to interpret the aspects of art in human life, and at the same time attracting people to contribute in maintaining this invaluable heritage for the future generation. Thus, IAMM is very proud to be able to shape MPSK as a platform for promoting Islamic art, as well as to provide an opportunity for Muslim calligraphers in Malaysia to reveal their skills in this competition.



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