World Mask Exhibition
December 20, 2012 to April 30, 2013
National Museum Malaysia—
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
This interactive exhibition celebrates art and anthropology and the stories about masks from around the world. The exhibition continues to April 30, 2013 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Masks from the Canadian Society for Asian Arts collection include ancient and new masks crafted from wood, paper mache, bamboo, metals as well as combinations of plastics, textiles and ceramics and other natural and synthetic materials.
Salmah Abu Mansor, Institute of Ethnic Studies, National University of Malaysia facilitated the project with CSAA Director, Sam Carter. National Museum Malaysia curators designed this engaging, interactive and playful exhibition that combines ancient and new masks from Malaysia, other parts of the Asia-Pacific Rim and the World.
The CSAA Asia-Pacific Rim Folk Mask collection will continue from late summer 2013 into 2014 at the Sultan Abu Bakar Museum in the Pekan (the Royal Town) Pahang, Malaysia. The exhibition will return to Museum of Northern British Columbia in 2014.