PHT Site Visit: Batik Painting Museum Penang

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19 Armenian Street, 10200 Penang

Date: Sunday, 6 October 2013, 3.30pm

This event is organised by the Penang Heritage Trust.

PHT invites you to visit the very first Batik Painting Museum in the country, kindly toured by the founder of the Batik Painting Museum Penang, Dr. Tan Chong Guan.

Batik Painting is widely identified as a unique art form of Malaysia in the art world. This Museum aims to tell the historical story of how this art form began in the 1950’s and its subsequent development by a good number of talented artists in Malaysia.

The story began with an artist living in Penang named Chuah Thean Tong (or Teng, Dato’). He was an established artist who was also familiar with the old traditional batik technique of using dye-resist process in making decorative motifs and design on fabrics. Dato’ Chuah Thean Teng was the award winner of the Living Heritage Treasures Award of Penang initiated by PHT.

There are about 70 Batik Paintings being presented in this Museum. They begin with Teng’s early works done in the 1950’s up until the current period. Over 25 artists are represented.

A small number of artists in other countries also take up Batik Paintings. This Museum includes a small section devoted to works by artists in China, Indonesia and Thailand.

Site visit fees:

– For PHT members we collect another RM10 for light refreshments

– For spouses and children of PHT members same as above

– For relatives and friends of PHT members it is RM20

We would appreciate if you could RSVP to Sheau Fung / Vanessa at or Tel: 264 2631 before 4th October 2013.

Penang Heritage Trust is a non-profit organisation committed to preserving Penang’s heritage. All donations to the Penang Heritage Trust are tax-exempt.
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