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National Art Gallery Kuala Lumpur-1958

Postal Address:
Balai Seni Lukis Negara,
2, Jalan Temerloh,
Off Jalan Tun Razak,
53200 Kuala Lumpur.
Telephone: 03-4025 4990
Fax: 03-4025 4987
Opening Hours: 10.00 hrs to 18.00 hrs daily
Holidays:Fri. 12.15 to 14.45 hrs closed.


The idea was nurtured by the Federation Arts Council in 1954. The genesis of the establishment of the National Art Gallery began in March 1956, during the opening of the Third Annual Open Exhibition of Malayan Artists, where Yang Teramat Mulia Tunku Abdul Rahman Putra Al-Haj expressed that Malaya should have its own National Art Gallery.

He announced that the Federal Government would allocate a section of the Dewan Tunku Abdul Rahman building for 'temporary use' as the National Art Gallery. The Cabinet, on 22 April 1958, approved a paper on proposals for a National Art Gallery.

Rules to Note: Children under 12 years old must be accompanied by an adult at all time. The use of all photographic equipment, recording appliances, cellular phones and beepers along with food and drink are strictly prohibited within the galleries.

Services: Guided tours (by appointment), art classes for children. Creative Centre open to exhibitions on rental basis.

Collection/display: Houses a permanent collection and exhibition of art works of local and foreign origin, also organises changing exhibitions at intervals.


Location: Next to Istana Budaya, the National Theatre,LRT Titiwangsa station, Taxi (approx 5 min from KLCC),The locations related to National Art Gallery are represented by the shortest path a radio wave would travel and may not be nearest by road. For example, National Art Gallery is located 0.1 kilometre from Istana Budaya. National Art Gallery is located 0.2 kilometre from Field General Hosp. National Art Gallery is located 0.2 kilometre from Chinese Temple, Jalan Kuantan. National Art Gallery is located 0.3 kilometre from Hospital Bersalin KL. National Art Gallery is located 0.3 kilometre from National Blood Centre.

distance form city cennter: 1km

Near By:

Big A Supermarket 0.9km, Damai Kompleks 0.9km,
Galeria 1.4km, Aam 1.4km, The Mall 1.5km, Maju
Junction 1.8km, Courts Mammoth 1.9km,
avenue K 1.9km, are places to shop (shopping mall,
shop houses) located near National Art Gallery.

P Ramlee Memorial 2.4km, Tunku Abdul Rahman Memorial 2.5km,
Market Square 3km, Cultural Craft Complex 3.1km,
National Historical Muzium 3.1km,
Shophouses along Jalan Hang Kasturi 3.3km,
Butterfly Park 3.5km, Civil Service Museum 3.5km,
are places of interest (attraction) located
near National Art Gallery.

Mcdonalds Drive Thru 0.7km, 7-11 Ipoh Rd 1km,
Tan Kee Prawn Mee 1.3km, Kampung Pandan Rest 1.6km,
Cafe Ceylon 1.8km, Hard-rock Cafe 1.9km,
Royal China Rest 2.1km, Grand Modesto's 2.1km,
are eating places (food court, cafe, hawker food) located near National Art Gallery.

SJK Jalan Temerloh 0.3km, SJK Jalan Kuantan 1 0.3km,
SMK Seri Titiwangsa 0.3km, SMK (p) Puteri Titiwangsa 0.4km,
SJK Jalan Kuantan 2 0.4km,
Institute Aminudin Baki 0.4km, SJK (t) Jalan Fletcher 0.7km,
SJK Jalan Raja Muda 0.7km, are places of learning (school, college, university)
located near National Art Gallery.

Field General Hosp 0.2km, Park L Raja Muda 0.5km,
Field, Jalan Fletcher 0.6km, Tasik Titiwangsa Park 0.7km,
Muslim Cemetery, Titiwangsa 0.8km, Field,
Titiwangsa 1 1.2km, Field Jalan Hj Yakup 1.3km,
Field Pulapol 1.5km, are parks, playgrounds,
open fields or commons located near National Art Gallery.