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Curator Guided Tour of the Qajar Ceramics:

Bridging Tradition and Modernity Special Exhibition at the Islamic Arts Museum, Malaysia


Below is IAMM's introduction to the exhibition.

Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia is proud to announce our upcoming exhibition entitled ‘Qajar Ceramic: Bridging Tradition and Modernity’ all Islamic cultures, it is Persia that has received the most attention. Somewhat neglected by scholarship are ceramics of the Qajar era. The period from the late eighteenth to the early twentieth century was a time of change everywhere; nowhere more so than in this empire that tried to open itself to the world while retaining traditions that go back millennia. The ceramics of the time are the ideal representatives of the experimentation that typified the Qajars.

Date: Wed, 21st August, 2019

Time: 10am for a 10.30am start

Place: the Islamic Arts Museum, Malaysia

Cost: RM20 / person, members only


Please join us for an interesting guided tour of this exhibition. 


Qajar Ceramics – Bridging Tradition and Modernity is about an artistic transition, featuring a diversity of ceramic objects from the collection of the Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia. The exhibition offers a closer look at the distinctive characteristics of Qajar ceramics, highlighting their forms, aesthetics, and themes. These objects point us to a story of vigour and resilience behind the Persian artistic expression. This rarely-explored field of Qajar ceramics typifies the development of the dynasty’s own language and vitality, reflecting the rich energy of the 


Please register via your personal Anyvite invite which will be sent at a later date.



Millionaires' Row:

A Treasure Trove of History & Legacy, A Talk By Steven Lim

Date: 4th September 2019

Time: 10.00am for a 10.30 am start

Cost: RM 20 members, RM 30 non members

Jalan Tun Tan Cheng, formerly known as Heerenstraat, is a plain, narrow road in Malacca. This road however is a rich source of history and ‘hidden treasures’.


It is ‘Millionaires Row’, the living heritage and legacy of the Straits-born Chinese. Here every brick tells a story, and many of these stories are about 'rags-to-riches’ and the birth of a cross- cultural unique community.


With his talk 'Millionaires Row': A Treasure Trove of History & Legacy, Baba Steven Lim will lead you to explore the unknown facts and stories of Millionaires’ Row which are often missed out by many.


Baba Steven Lim, who originally majored in Veterinary Science, is a UNESCO Heritage Specialist Guide & Trainer, IATA/UFTAA International Events & Travel Consultant, and National Museum Volunteer Guide.