The Terengganu State museum Complex, Terengganu also known as Lembaga Muzium Negeri Terengganu is located in Kuala Terengganu and was designed by Raja Bahrin Shah, a renowned architect of that time. One of the major prerequisites for this building design was a grand and massive floor area, which the architect duly kept in mind while approaching its final design. In order to preserve the tranquil ambiance and environmental scale of the site, Raja Bahrin Shah set The Terengganu State museum Complex, Terengganu away from the river so that the calm of the river remained undisturbed.
One of the main highlights of the original design of this museum is that it incorporated the possibility of future extension of this building without compromising on its basic structural design and aesthetic appeal. The Terengganu State museum Complex in Terengganu consists of glass-reinforced concrete panels that were designed to reproduce the plain panels as well as elaborately fashioned flower patterned panels. These are inspired from the original pre-fabricated panels of the wall of the Malay house.
The Terengganu State Museum Complex houses a Main Museum, a Maritime Museum, a Fisheries Museum, 4 traditional houses and a botanic and herbs gardens. The complex architectonics of the Main Museum building is in accordance with the traditional architectural style of Terengganu. The Main Museum is built on 16 stilts and comprises of 4 adjoined blocks to represent a big family. The 10 galleries at The Terengganu State museum Complex showcase a wide variety of exhibits ranging from textiles, crafts, historical, royal, nature, art, petroleum, Islamic, new generation and contemporary arts.
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
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