Ibrahim Hussein Foundation Museum-1999
07000 Pulau Langkawi,
Telephone: 04-959 4670
Web site: http://www.ihmcf.org/
Opening Hours: 09.00-18.00 hrs daily
It took Dato Ibrahim Hussein 11 years of hard work and toil -- and RM 5 million -- to
manifest his dream of "the art museum within the enchanted forest in Langkawi." Only 13 trees
were sacrificed to build his stark modernist sculpture rising out of the lovely grip of the
pristine jungle of Gunung Machinchang. To date 25 international artists from 15 countries have
pledged their support to the foundation -- both in the form of contribution of work or expertise,
often in exchange for Dato Ibrahim's own paintings.
Currently on exhibition is a collection of Dato Ibrahim's works in conjunction with the
foundation's November 1998 opening. The above picture is a sample.
Source: Sunday Star Plus 21 March 1999
Services: Guided tour (by appointment) Exhibitions and awards
Since 1963, Ibrahim has participated in numerous group exhibitions and solo shows. Today, some of
his works are on permanent display at the Ibrahim Hussein Museum and Cultural Foundation.
The awards that he received include:
• Fulbright Travelling Scholarship
• XVIII Prix International D'Art Contemporain de Monte Carlo 1984
• Japan Foundation Cultural Award 1988
• Order of Andress Bello, Venezuela 1993
• AMN and KMN from the Yang di Pertuan Agung Malaysia 1995
Solo exhibitions include:
• John Whibley Gallery London 1963
• Gallerie Internationale New York 1965
• Solidaridad Galleries 1969
• 1977 Dhait Abdullah Al Salam Gallery Kuwait
• Daruma Art Centre Copenhagen 1983
• also the Galerie Bortier in Brussels and Galerie Kaleidescoop in Ghent.
Distance from town centre (Kuah): 16 km
Facilities in the Museum: SHOP MEALS/SNACKS/DRINKS CAR PARK