Bank Negara Money Museum
Dr Zeti touring the Knowing Nusantara: Money That Made The Region exhibition.
BANK Negara Malaysia Museum and Art Gallery’s latest exhibition is titled, “Knowing Nusantara: Money That Made The Region”.
The exhibition, which was launched by Bank Negara Malaysia governor Tan Sri Dr Zeti Akhtar Aziz at Sasana Kijang, Kuala Lumpur, explores the Malay Archipelago’s history through currency-related objects.
It focuses on the currencies of Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore and Brunei, along with their long-standing links with various continents in the world.
Visitors to the gallery will be able to view money produced locally and from other parts of the world, along with items salvaged from shipwrecks.
These rarely seen currencies are from the collection of renowned numismatist William Barrett and Bank Negara Malaysia.
A special section showcasing items salvaged from shipwrecks, which are useful sources of information on the money that was in circulation in the past. The Nusantara’s development is explained by connections that began in distant regions such as Rome and Persia, and continued with the early kingdoms of the Malay Archipelago and developed along with the expansion of trade, exploration and colonisation.
In her speech, Dr Zeti explained that money had taken many forms over the millennia, while our region had seen greater diversity than most. “Nusantara was at the centre of this international network, leaving us with a diverse inheritance of numismatic material,” she said.
However, she noted that much of the physical evidence of this global trade had been lost.
Exhibits showing the diverse currencies used in the Nusantara Region.
“Evolution is an intrinsic part of the nature of money — coins have been melted down, misplaced or sometimes incorporated into other items such as jewellery, while bank notes have been destroyed. “We are left with shipwrecks as some of the most useful sources of information on the money that was in circulation in our history,” said Dr Zeti.
The exhibition will be held until Dec 26 at Level 2, Bank Negara Malaysia Museum and Art Gallery.
A museum on money established by the country’s central bank, the Bank Negara Malaysia located in the Sasana Kijang Complex. Here you can learn all about money through interactive and computerised games, as well as interesting facts and information on money. There is an Economics Gallery, Islamic Finance Gallery, Numismatics Gallery and Children’s Gallery. You will also be able to view the Central Banks art collection of renowned Malaysian contemporary artists in the Art Gallery.
Guided tours can also be arranged for groups of visitors from schools, universities and non-profit organisation.
Bank Negara Museum And Art Gallery
Bank Negara Money Museum
Bank Negara Money Museum, called Muzium Matawang Bank Negara in Malay, celebrates the evolution of money at different times in the history of Malaysia. Located within the Central Bank on Jalan Dato’ Onn in Kuala Lumpur, the Bank Negara Money Museum has loads of things to exhibit and please almost every numismatist.
In fact, a casual onlooker would also find this display interesting enough to stop and look for a while. The museum’s main purpose is to act as a depository for the earlier and modern currency of Malaysia.
On 5 April 1989, the Money Museum was inaugurated by the Datin Seri Dr Siti Hasmah Mohamed Ali, in conjunction with the 30th
Anniversary of Bank Negara Malaysia. The Museum boasts of an interesting display of old Malaysian currency, commemorative and rare coins, together with foreign currencies. Here the progression of currency is represented through various artefacts, medals, tokens, coins and banknotes, which were used earlier for trade exchange.
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The banknotes collection.
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