By Aida Aziz
TAIPING: The Malaysian Museum Department through the Matang Museum will organize the Citra Nusa @ Matang Museum program located at the Matang Museum grounds, here this Saturday (September 9).
According to the Head of Matang Museum, Aini Hassan, it is a museum program based on artistic and cultural heritage with a carnival or fiesta concept that aims for the participation of a diverse community.
She explained that the program is expected to be inaugurated by the Menteri Besar of Perak at 10 am and will include interesting content such as the exhibition Malaysia Tanah Airku, Edutainment and Semarak Muzium.
“The organisation of this program is an initiative and a proactive step to achieve the ideas desired by the government.
“In particular,it is to strengthen the unity of the entire Malaysian community through the framework of ‘Building a MADANI Nation Through the Principle of Unity in Diversity’,” she said in a statement here today.
In the meantime, she said, in conjunction with 165 year of Kota Ngah Ibrahim, the Matang Museum also organised the exhibition ‘Selected Artefacts of the Matang Museum’.
She said that the exhibition was based on the historical development of Perak, starting from prehistoric times with the discovery of human fossils known as ‘Perak Man’ in the Lenggong Valley.
“This Exhibition also highlights the importance of Tengku Menteri Ngah Ibrahim who is known as the Father of Larut Modernization and the 19th Century Billionaire.
“This exhibition will feature something different. Among the artefacts on display are Gendang Dongson, fossilised elephant teeth found in Tambun Cave.
“Pottery found archeologically in Kuala Selinsing, human skulls found archeologically in Kuala Selinsing, train lamps and the uniforms of the Perak Armed Police Force, ” she said.
Aini added, several segments have been organised including the parade of various agencies, demonstrations and sales of traditional food and craft products such as a batik weaving demonstration.
Also organised are multi-racial art performances, unity light parties, puppet shows and leisurely cycling.