via Malay Mail, 01 September 2023: The National Unity Ministry is drafting the Museum Act to regulate museums, including compulsory registration of national collections and future preservation efforts. The Act is expected to be presented in Parliament later this year.
Minister Datuk Aaron Ago Dagang said the proposed Act would, among others, make it compulsory for every museum to register all national collections for the purpose of reference and standard setting at every exhibition.
The Museum Bill is expected to be tabled in Parliament at the end of the year.
“We want to have the Museum Act for the purpose of preservation to meet the needs of museums in the future,” he told reporters after launching Muzium Negara’s 60th Anniversary celebration and time capsule here today.