I don't think Howard's been to this one yet. A post this week on a paper money blog discusses the Money Museum Malaysia, which is scheduled to open in a new home in May 2009. -Editor I believe many of our collectors are not aware of the existence of the Bank Negara Malaysia's Money Museum. Or even some are aware but many of them have yet to pay a visit to this Money Museum. Personally, I have visited this Money Museum, which was located at the BNM building at Jalan Dato Onn, several times before it was announced to be closed on 2 July 2007 for its upgrading works.
Over the century, the Bank Negara has managed to build up a collection of various kind of Malaysian old money tokens, rare coins and currency notes. With the introduction of Money Museum by Bank Negara Malaysia, the public was given an opportunity to view and enjoy the BNM's currency collection.
The BNM's numismatic collection has covered the area of Malaysian currency items comprising of primitive money, barter trade currency, pre-colonial Malay State money, colonial period money, independence period money and not forgetting the BNM issuance currency.
The main objective of the Money Museum is to serve as a permanent repository for the Malaysian numismatic heritage through the study and preservation of items related to the historical development of currency system in Malaysia. The museum has provided a permanent display of coins, bank notes and other monetary items evolved over the various phases of Malaysian history.
Since the closure of Money Museum in 2007, the BNM has increased the pace of constructing a new home for Money Museum. The new Money Museum and Art Gallery of Bank Negara Malaysia is going to re-open with a brand new outlook in May 2009.
To read the complete article, see: Money Museum Malaysia (malaysianbanknotes.blogspot.com/2009/03/money-musuem-malaysia.html)
Wayne Homren, Editor
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