Monday, March 10, 2008

Jejak : G2G make easy


Cultural Exchange Programme Through Visual Art

National Art Gallery Malaysia – Galeri Nasional Indonesia
11 September – 20 September 2007

Concept of Implementation
Government to government – The exhibition is conducting through smart partnership under the Programme of
Cultural Exchange through visual art between the NAG and National Art Gallery

Curatorial Concept study - how the young artists
response / reflect towards the national vision and mission (Vision 2020 and multimedia super corridor)
critism – polution and charity
rebuke – consumerism
support – batik and media art
reality – stress

II. open ended – Open aprreciation- the visitors are free to give their own appreciation (enrich the contents and meaning)

III. open discussion (visitors / audience / artlover can give thier opinion directly to theartists and discuss it- via email, web and blog.

Case Study
The contribution of the established veteran and senior Malaysian artist do help a lot in the development of national visual arts and it is definitely something that cannot be deniable. Yet, what’s next? Is nearly to the age of national independence, it is the right time for NAG to explore the differences by exposing the work of the young artists. Malaysia has proved their emergence as a `trail’ layer in continuing the struggles to put Malaysia visual art scene into the high position.

Since early 90’s, the government started to
launch the campaign towards the development
country through several policies and program
such as Vision 2020 and putting an efforts for
becoming Malaysia as the MSC hub ( Multi
media Super Corridor). Both of the mega
campaign has developed various perception in
the society that comprises from every level
whether through its geographical, educational,
economy, social and religious
background and cultures. This mega campaign, more or less has an impact to the society lifestyles such as the globalization and the changing of agriculture to the industrialisation, in purpose to generate the national economy and also to ensure that the technology is the thing that everybody in the society must know and care about.

Suggestion to the Trailers

The audience as the trailer were invited to
come along and participate in giving their
interpretation towards the exhibited artworks. The audience also supposed to do a research and trailed the situation that changing the form of mind by understanding the event and what influenced the artworks. TRAIL is representing the continuity of Malaysian art development and also their contribution to the development and the successfulness of the mission and the whole Malaysian people visions.

Prepared by,
Exhibition Services Division
National Art Gallery of Malaysia
March 2008
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Corporate Information


Established on 28 August 1958 by means of The National Art Gallery Act 1959, Act 516. The ordinance for forming the NAG Board of Trustees was entrenched by His Majesty the King in 1959. Presently, the NAG comes under the Ministry of Culture, Arts and Heritage.


To make the NAG a foremost centre for the development and collection of the country’s visual art, and custodian of National Heritage


To collect, conserve, preserve, exhibit, promote, create a high level awareness, understanding and appreciation of arts in all levels of society.

q To acquire artworks for the Permanent Collection of National Visual Arts Heritage reflecting the cultural creativity and aspiration from within and outside the country.
qTo conserve , preserve, document and research the permanent collection of National Visual Arts Heritage and the country’s history of the arts.
qTo promote and upgrade the quality of national visual arts by organising exhibition, seminars, workshops, competition and art-related activities inside and outside the country.
qTo create awareness and promote understanding and appreciation of the arts.


We pledge to give efficient, quality, trusted, effective and innovative service in planning, managing and implemanting promotional arts programmes in support of the national tourism and art industries.
Safeguard the interest of and to support the artists by providing space and opportunity for elevating national visual arts
Plan, educate and provide research opportunities as well as encourage art activities to cultivate a cultured society.
Ensure a comfortable space; offer friendly and efficient service to all local and foreign visitors.
Adopt a positive and sensitive attitude in meeting the client’s requirements in keeping with the changing times and current challenges.


First Venue
Dewan Tunku
Abdul Rahman No. 109, Jalan Ampang,
Kuala Lumpur.
1958 - 1984
(1,000 square meter)

Second Venue
Majestic Hotel
No. 1, Jalan Sultan Hishammuddin,
Kuala Lumpur
1984 - 1998
(6,000 square meter )

No. 2, JalanTemerloh, Off Jalan Tun Razak,
Kuala Lumpur
November 1998
(13,000 square meter)

Financial & Expenditure

NAG as the non-profit organization get her financial support from the government for the management and also activities. Either than that ….

In 1994 NAG has formed the Trustees fund call Endowment Fund. This fund received RM 5,000,000.00 from the government , RM 2,000,000.00 from Petronas dan RM 250,000.00 Maybank.
Annual income (Bank interest) used to buy artworks for the National Art Heritage Collection. Amongst the works that NAG bought through this fund are the Frank Swettenham dan George Giles Collection cost RM 662,464.00.
With this fund NAG can explore and acquire more Malaysian art heritage from the Christies & Sothebys Auction.

The Permanent Collections

Total 3539 artworks
Recent value RM 40.7 million



Concept : Educative, Informative, Interactive,
Nature friendly, relaxation

Other on going plans

Akta Pembangunan Seni Tampak Negara / National Visual Art Development Act
Dasar Seni Tampak Negara / National Visual Art Policy

Tel: 03-4025 4990
Fax: 03-40254987