News | The newly opened University of Malaya Art Gallery
The University of Malaya has recently opened UMAG (University of Malaya Art Gallery), an initiative and vision of its Vice Chancellor, Tan Sri Dr Ghauth Jasmon. The official launch is planned sometime early next year along with its detailed programmes, but a brochure foreshadows its purpose and intent: UMAG will house a collection of modern art works, including those by Syed Ahmad Jamal, Latiff Mohidin, Ibrahim Hussein, Chen Wen Hsi and MF Hussain. Many, particularly the latter, may be traced back to their pre-separation origins at the former University of Malaya, Singapore, in the 1950s and 1960s. Currently the University of Malaya also administers Museum of Asian Art, which manages the collection. While we wait for further news, the formation of Gallery will certainly be an opportunity to coordinate and consolidate strategic directions of the two entities.
|Brochure Cover - Featuring an Image of the Chancellory Building|
|Brochure Back Cover - Map and Contacts|