Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Visual Art Museum Planned For Langkawi

LANGKAWI, Dec 29 (Bernama) -- A visual art museum is being planned to be developed in Langkawi as a new tourist attraction, especially for art enthusiasts.

State executive councillor in charge of Tourism, Datuk Mohd Rawi Abd Hamid said the site for the museum had been identified by the National Visual Arts Gallery board and when completed, it would feature a collection of paintings and other visual art pieces by leading artists.

"It will be another world-class destination in Langkawi soon," he told reporters after the launching of a new product of the Langkawi Underwater World, here, today.

He said the museum would also exhibit a collection of photographs of world leaders who had attended international events held in Langkawi.

Meanwhile, National Visual Arts Gallery director-general, Prof Datuk Dr Mohamed Najib Ahmad Dawa said the visual art museum would also be a centre of excellence to enhance the skills of local artists.

-bernama.

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