Interest in Islamic art has grown enormously in recent years. Reflecting this awareness, in December 1998 Malaysia became home to Southeast Asia’s largest museum of Islamic art. The building occupies 30,000 square meters, situated amid the leafy surroundings of central Kuala Lumpur’s Lake Gardens.

The Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia houses more than seven thousand artefacts, as well has an exceptional library of Islamic-art books. The art objects on display range from the tiniest pieces of jewellery to one of the world’s largest scale models of the Masjid al-Haram in Mecca. The aim is to create a collection that is truly representative of the Islamic world. Instead of concentrating on works from the heartlands of Persia and the Middle East, IAMM also puts the emphasis on Asia. China and Southeast Asia are especially well represented. The third component of the Malaysian melting pot is India, which is also given special status. India, China and the Malay world are in an exceptional category. Other parts of the collection are displayed according to type rather than geographical origins in the museum’s 12 galleries.

To learn more about the Virtual Collection of Masterpieces project, please visit our International Projects page.

During the month of Ramadan Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia will follow the following:

Museum Hours

Museum Galleries & Shop

Mondays to Sundays & public holidays

10am - 5pm
10am - 5pm

Museum Restaurant

Mondays to Sundays

6.30pm - 10.00pm

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Exhibition (16 June 2014 - 16 September 2014) :
AZ-ZAKAH: SPIRIT, REALISATION AND OBLIGATION [ACHIEVEMENT OF LEMBAGA ZAKAT SELANGOR (MAIS)] & CAPTURE THE SPIRIT OF RAMADAN: INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION (IRPC)
Exhibition (10th December 2013 - 10th May 2014) :
NUN WA AL QALAM CONTEMPORARY MUSLIM CALLIGRAPHY : THE COLLECTION OF THE ISLAMIC ARTS MUSEUM MALAYSIA
Exhibition (20th August 2013 - 20th November 2013) :
AL HAJJ: THE MALAYSIAN EXPERIENCE
Exhibition (1st March 2013 - 30th June 2013) :
TRADITION & CONTINUITY: WOVEN & DECORATED TEXTILES OF THE MALAY PENINSULA
Exhibition (27th SEPTEMBER 2012 - 27th JANUARY 2013) :
LASTING IMPRESSIONS: SEALS FROM THE ISLAMIC WORLD


 

 

 

 



Museum Admission

Museum Galleries & Shop

Mondays to Sundays
Public Holidays

10am - 6pm
10am - 6pm

Museum Restaurant

Tuesdays to Sundays
Closed on Mondays

10am - 6pm


Museum Admission
Museum Galleries
Adults
Students
(with ID)
Senior Citizens
(Malaysian 55 and over)
Children
(6 and under)
RM14.00
RM7.00

RM7.00

FREE
Tickets are charged at RM12 & RM6 respectively when the Special Galleries
are closed.

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