22 May 2007 (The Brunei Times) – Keeping with the International Museum Day season, the museums of Brunei have launched an exhibition showcasing the best of their collections.
Brunei joins drive to save heritage
IN RESPONSE to a global call to optimise the use of museum collections as educational tools on national heritage, the Brunei Museums Department has launched an exhibition to showcase part of their select collections, some of which have never been displayed before.
The Unique and Rare Collections exhibition was officiated by Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Dewa Major General (Rtd) Dato Seri Pahlawan Hj Mohammad Hj Daud yesterday at the launch of the International Museum Day 2007 celebrations held at the Brunei Museums in Jalan Kota Batu.
Since its establishment in 1965, the Museums Department has actively collected natural and cultural artifacts through trade, lending, excavations and expeditions. In 2006, its total collection amounted to about 673,000 artifacts, which are divided among several sections ethnography, archaeology, nature study, national archive, art gallery, maritime archaeology and library.
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