Sarawak Museum in Kuching Borneo

Sarawak Museum in Kuching Borneo

Historical Sarawak Museum ( Borneo ) - by DJI Phantom Taman Budaya Sarawak Malaysia The Sarawak Museum, has one of the best collections in Southeast Asia. The Sarawak Museum Old Building was built in 1891. This old building is used as the centre to exhibit collections on the natural history of Sarawak. The ground floor of the museum holds the natural history collection and specimens of Sarawak fauna. The west wing of the museum houses Shell exhibition – petroleum industries of Sarawak. The first floor displays exhibits of ethnographic artefacts such as models of longhouses of the various ethnic groups in Sarawak, musical instruments, various kinds of fish and animal traps, handicrafts, models of boats and others.Dewan Tun Abdul Razak, the new wing across the footbridge is another gallery of Sarawak Museum. In 1982 it was converted into a museum exhibition gallery and was officially opened in 1983. The ground floor accommodates the Museum Shoppe and a temporary exhibition hall. The first floor is housing two temporary exhibitions which displayed mostly items related to pre-historical era.In the Museum grounds there is an Aquarium, the Botanical Gardens and the Heroes’ Memorial. The Sarawak Museum was built by 2nd White Rajah Charles Brooke in 1891 and was extended to its present form in 1911.The building was built to permanently house and display local indigenous arts and crafts, and collections of wildlife and birds of Borneo.Its founding was encouraged by the prominent British naturalist, Alfred Russel Wallace, who was then collecting specimens in the state.

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