The first museum exhibition to focus on the history of Kuching as a ‘community of communities’, this exhibition will lead visitors on a journey through the historical and social development of a very special community, here in the capital of Sarawak.
The first museum exhibition to focus on the history of Kuching as a ‘community ofcommunities’, this exhibition will lead visitors on a journey through the historical and social development of a very special community, here in the capital of Sarawak.
Featuring historic maps, paintings and photographs, this museum will go a step further, immersing visitors, with the magic of augmented reality, in the world of Kuching through the ages. Visitors will have an opportunity to experience life through the eyes of different members of this community at pivotal moments in the city’s history.
A collaborative project with the Brooke Trust as the curators, this exhibition will take most people, Kuchingites included, on an exploration, many for the first time, of the ancient Kampung Heritage of Kuching, heart of the old Malay community around which Kuching was first given life. From this heart, explore the later additions to this community - the Chinese community as it built the economic hub of the city east and south of the Kampungs, the Indian community and the perhaps lesser known Dayak, Javanese, European and Eurasian components of Kuching. These communities and more have built the city community we know and love today, and this exhibition will be a celebration of their achievement.
The exhibition will be launched at RFF 2019 and will remain open to the public on a permanent basis.
About Brooke Trust
A UK charity governed by a Board of Trustees drawn chiefly from members of the Brooke Family, our work is taking us beyond a family-run organisation to a dynamic body with advisers, volunteers and supporters drawn from Sarawak and around the world. https://www.brooketrust.org/who-we-are