malaymail.com 04 May, 2021 04:15 am

After 28 years, Galeri Petronas closes its doors due to the Covid-19 pandemic

After 28 years, Galeri Petronas closes its doors due to the Covid-19 pandemic
PETALING JAYA, May 4 — Galeri Petronas has ceased to operate as a public gallery as of May this year. This comes after a realignment of its operating model to adapt to the changes brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic. A press statement by Petronas said that despite the closure of the...

PETALING JAYA, May 4 — Galeri Petronas has ceased to operate as a public gallery as of May this year.A press statement by Petronas said that despite the closure of the gallery’s public space, artworks from Petronas Art Collection remain available for loan to relevant programmes and initiatives.The public gallery also played a vital role in promoting and giving exposure to local talents and their works and hosted many foreign exhibitions to encourage exchanges between local and foreign artists for their mutual benefit.The statement added that it was known for its countless significant exhibitions, publications and programmes in support of its mission to promote and preserve the Malaysian contemporary arts over the years.

“Galeri Petronas was also privileged to have collaborated with individuals and institutions that shared the same aspirations and conviction in the role art plays in shaping opinions, instilling values and influencing behaviours of society,” the statement added.New roles have been assigned for its permanent employees in Petronas who were affected by the gallery’s closure.

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