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Ibrahim Hussein Foundation Museum-1999

Postal Address:
Pasir Tengkorak,
Jalan Datai,
07000 Pulau Langkawi,
Telephone: 04-959 4670
Web site:
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