Khamis, 29 Disember 2011

"Happy New Year 2012"

To: Our far-sighted founders, past curators, advisors, committee members; our kind-hearted and generous donours and benefactors; our ever-supportive partners in USM; our hard-working and passionate local and international friends in the arts, academic and scientific communities, our collaborators in the foreign embassies, consulates, government agencies, NGOs, corporations, private and commercial ...institutions, local and international museums and art galleries, our supporters in the media; and most importantly, to our family members, relatives, all USM students, staff members, and our repeated visitors, especially kindergarten and school children and their teachers.

A New Year
A New Start
A New Chapter
A New Beginning
forget the bad
Cherish the GOOD
here wishing you all a very

Thanking all of you for a wonderful 2011 and wishing all of you a truly fulfilling 2012

You are most welcomed to visit Muzium & Galeri Tuanku Fauziah,
Universiti Sains Malaysia
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to view at your leisure

Notice: Muzium & Galeri Tuanku Fauziah, USM will be closed on 31 December 2011 (for construction work) until 2nd January 2012 due to the New Year Celebration

Rabu, 28 Disember 2011

Invitation: The Opening Reception of " JAPAN: Kingdom of Characters" at Muzium & Galeri Tuanku Fauziah, USM Penang

What: An Art Exhibition

"JAPAN: Kingdom of Characters"
6 Jan - 4 Feb 2012

Opening Reception by: Ms. Hiroko Taniguchi, Deputy Consul-General, Consulate General of Japan, Penang
on Friday, 6 Jan 2012, 5.00pm at Muzium & Galeri Tuanku Fauziah (MGTF), USM
Organizers & Partner: MGTF, The Japan Foundation Kuala Lumpur & Consulate-General of Japan

All are invited!! Admission is free
(Tun/ Tan Sri & Puan Sri/ Dato' Sri/ Dato' & Datin/ Mr. & Mrs./ Ms/ Students/ Members of the media/ All are invited to the exhibition opening)

In recent years, a subculture related to Japanese anime and manga has rapidly attracted worldwide attention. To make the most of this trend, the Japan Foundation has organized this traveling exhibition called “Japan: Kingdom of Characters” which examines characters as one radical aspect of this subculture.

Used unhesitatingly by both adults and children in private and public spaces, before we realize it, these characters have become a part of our daily landscape. One finds, for example, characters printed on bank passbooks and train commutation passes, and as indicated by the regular and seemingly natural presence of stuffed mascots at local police boxes, they have permeated everyday life in Japan to a degree that would be unthinkable in most other countries.

What exactly a character? Why are they so popular? What kind of society do these characters reflect and what kind of influence do they exert on that society? And finally, where is Japanese character culture headed? In this exhibition, as we introduce the intimate relationship between characters and Japanese people, we hope that the visitors will gain a better understanding of the cultural and historical background behind the Japanese love of characters as well as the future of characters in contemporary Japan.

For more info & press inquiries about the exhibition, please contact 03-22846228 (The Japan Foundation Kuala Lumpur), email:

> For general information, contact Muzium & Galeri Tuanku Fauziah, USM
Tel: +604-6533888 ext: 3261/2137/4789/4788/4787/4786/3294
Fax: +604-6563531 / +604-6535060
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Khamis, 8 Disember 2011

Come & Join Us!! - MGTF 'Creative Link' Programme at PISA ARENA, Penang

'Creative Link' held by the Muzium & Galeri Tuanku Fauziah, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) is a series of programmes for visitors and communities. It offers interactive, exciting, fun and entertaining forms of scientific knowledge enrichment, as well as heritage and cultural appreciation. Amongst the packages are Astronomy, Science-Arts Smart Camp, Young Curators Workshop and Museum Into Village. It also offers several art-related workshops and short courses such as drawing, painting, print and batik.


Where: Penang International Sports Arena (PISA), Penang
When: 10 December 2011 (Saturday)
Time: 9.00am - 9.00pm
Activities: USM Sustainable Cosmodome Series (USM SusCos) and exciting art & science activities

Admission is free...Come and join us!
(Dear Tun/ Tan Sri & Puan Sri/ Datuk Seri & Datin Seri/ Dato' & Datin/ Dr./ Mr. & Mrs./ Ms. are invited to the programme)

> For general information, kindly contact Muzium & Galeri Tuanku Fauziah, USM
Tel: +604-6533888 ext: 3261/2137/4789/4788/4787/4786/3294
Fax: +604-6563531 / +604-6535060
E-mail: / / /