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The Museum of Islamic art

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The Museum of Islamic art is located in the heart of Kuala Lumpur, near the National mosque. Fairly new (opened in 1998), he managed to gain a reputation as one of the most interesting and important museums of the capital. In addition, the Museum is considered one of the most extensive collections dedicated to the arts of the Muslim world. In the collection is about eight thousand unique exhibits from all Islamic countries.

The style in which built the Museum building, is a combination of several, which is very typical for the architecture of Kuala Lumpur. By itself, an eclectic art Deco style blending harmoniously with the medieval Islamic architecture with added elements of constructivism. The building was magnificent, with five domes, decorated with Iranian tiles, thanks to which the Museum from afar looks like a mosque. The same glazed tiles decorated the entrance. Many come just to admire the stylish structure. The inside of the Museum looks very modern-great lighting - thanks to the glass walls, bright colors with a predominance of white, lots of glass for exhibitions. The inside of the dome look more beautiful, their finish in sky blue has done masters from Uzbekistan.

The vast exhibition space of the Museum, more than 30 thousand square meters divided into thematic and geographic principles. So to see it easily. Four floors are divided into twelve galleries. Individual devoted to India, the Malay world and China. The whole exhibition represents the ancient manuscripts of the Quran, among them are the beautiful Persian. A separate gallery is numismatics and printing. In the architecture section you can see scale models of famous mosques in the world. In the hall of jewelry is dominated by Indian jewelry of Mughal era, an interesting collection of miniature jewelry. In one of the halls located model "Ottoman room" - on the model of the rich Syrian houses of the early XIX century. Generally, household items are very attractive not only due to the luxury, but the product of skilled craftsmen. Separate galleries were ceramics of all time, clothing and fabrics.

In the Museum there are children's educational programs - drawing, calligraphy, ceramics, etc. For children, a library with a large collection of books on Islamic art, world literary masterpieces. For children also offers free educational games and Museum Safari.