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Batik Painting Museum Penang

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Batik Painting Museum Penang

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19 Armenian street,10200 Penang, Penang Island Malaysia
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S G wrote a review Jul 2020
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia661 contributions42 helpful votes
We tried to visit in the early afternoon today (Monday) but although the sign said it's open every day, it was closed. There was no sign to say whether it is closed every day at the moment or if they have different opening hours to usual, so try to check in advance if you're going there specially.
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Date of experience: July 2020
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Jessye wrote a review Apr 2020
Sioux Falls, South Dakota88 contributions4 helpful votes
I didn’t know how much I was going to fall in love with Batik paintings when I entered the museum. The man running the museum was very kind and informative. I have gained a lot of admiration for this style of art now!! A must visit, well worth your time
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Charis wrote a review Oct 2019
Penang, Malaysia1 contribution1 helpful vote
Really insightful experience, for art appreciators. It is a museum of exquisite art pieces by famous artists, meant for viewing purposes - the exhibited paintings are not for sale, though there are prints and other batik paintings for sale. This isn't a batik museum about the history of batik patterns on clothing. As explained by the staff, there is a difference between the commercialised batik pattern printing on cloth, and batik painting as a wax-and-dye art technique. The owner established the museum for the purpose of educating the public on the niche art form, and unique culture and history of Batik painting in Penang, Malaysia - which unknown to many, is apparently the first known origin of painting using the batik technique.There are no batik classes at the moment, though the owner is considering adding that in the future. Set on Armenian Street a few doors down from the famous bicycle mural, this museum is a gem for art lovers.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Mark672 wrote a review Mar 2019
Napa252 contributions89 helpful votes
This is a private collection of amazing batik designs. There are artists from all of asia represented. I bought a beautiful design, however there are very few for sale so if you are shopping for batik you may not find a selection.none the less, i recommend this museum, a 10 ringet entry, but worth it.
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Date of experience: March 2019
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gopkrs wrote a review Oct 2018
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico517 contributions28 helpful votes
Well, if in Georgetown; you certainly want to walk Armenia St. And so might as well see the Batik Art Museum. Only less expensive ones for sale. Looks like a regular painting but it … Really nice Malaysian art with some very cool normal street/work/life scenes.
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Date of experience: August 2018
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