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Sabah Museum
Muzium Sabah
KotaKinabalu Sabah Sabah-State-Museum-01.jpg
Established11 April 1984 (1984-04-11)
LocationKota Kinabalu, Sabah
Coordinates5°57′38″N 116°04′18″E / 5.96056°N 116.07167°E / 5.96056; 116.07167Coordinates: 5°57′38″N 116°04′18″E / 5.96056°N 116.07167°E / 5.96056; 116.07167
TypeMuseum
FounderSabah Society
OwnerGovernment of Sabah
Websitewww.museum.sabah.gov.my

The Sabah Museum (Malay: Muzium Sabah) is the state museum of Sabah, Malaysia. It is sited on 17 hectares (42 acres) of land at Bukit Istana Lama in Kota Kinabalu, the state capital.

History[edit]

The original Sabah Museum location was established on 15 July 1965 in a shophouse in Gaya Street, Kota Kinabalu, largely due to the efforts of the Sabah Society.[1] George Cathcart Woolley collection of photographs, diaries and other artefacts, bequeathed to the State Government of Sabah, formed the nucleus of the museum.[1][2][3] The first curator of the museum was E. J. Berwick.[1] The museum administration then came under the State Ministry of Community Services and within the same year in 1981 under the initiative of former Sabah Chief Minister Harris Salleh, a total of RM31.2 million was gathered for the construction of a new museum building with the construction started on 1 June.[4] The following year, the museum administration came under the State Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports where it finally moved into its present location on 11 April 1984.[1] The new building was officiated on 11 April 1984 by the seventh Yang di-Pertuan Agong, Sultan Ahmad Shah of Pahang through his visit on the state.[4][5]

Features[edit]

The complex contains not only the museum proper, but also an ethnobotanic garden, a zoo and a heritage village.[6] The main building also houses the Sabah Art Gallery. Other galleries cover Islamic civilisation, archaeology and history, natural history, and ceramics and brassware.[5] The mission of the museum is to collect, preserve, conserve and document ethnographic, archaeological, historical, numismatic, art-historical, botanical, zoological and mineralogical collections from throughout the state, and to conduct research on important and interesting aspects of Sabah's history, culture, and social and natural history.[7]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Our History". Sabah Museum. Archived from the original on 15 June 2019. Retrieved 15 June 2019.
  2. ^ "Today's Highlights [12. The scholar administrators]". Daily Express. InfoSabah. 3 April 2000. Archived from the original on 3 July 2004. Retrieved 15 June 2019.
  3. ^ "North Borneo Sacred Legacy Photographic Exhibition". Sabah Tourism. 2009. Archived from the original on 27 May 2009. Retrieved 14 May 2009.
  4. ^ a b "YDP Agung Rasmi Bangunan Baru Muzium Sabah" [Agong Officiated the New Building of the Sabah Museum] (in Malay). National Archives of Malaysia. 11 April 1984. Archived from the original on 15 June 2019. Retrieved 15 June 2019.
  5. ^ a b "Yang Dipertuan Agong Merasmikan Muzium Sabah" [The Yang di-Pertuan Agong Officiated Sabah Museum] (in Malay). National Archives of Malaysia. 11 April 1984. Archived from the original on 15 June 2019. Retrieved 15 June 2019.
  6. ^ "Tourism in Borneo [Sabah Museum]". Borneo Online. Retrieved 15 June 2019.
  7. ^ "Vision and Mission". Sabah Museum. Archived from the original on 15 June 2019. Retrieved 15 June 2019.

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