Saturday, May 14, 2016

Cat Museum - Cat-traction of Kuching

KUCHING: The Cat Museum at the Kuching North City Commission (DBKU) headquarters in Bukit Siol, Jalan Semariang here, is a unique art museum entirely dedicated to cats and the feline’s long history with humans.

Covering 1,035.9 square metres, the museum houses four galleries with over 4,000 pieces of interesting collections on all there is to know about and appreciate cats.

It displays a wide selection of paintings, sculptures, photos, artifacts, figurines, artwork, memorabilia, exhibitions and so much more to show the colourful history of cats from around the world.

Founded in 1993, the Cat Museum also serves as a centre to research, preserve, document, collect data, promote, educating and study the history as well as the depiction of cats in different cultures.

Kuching truly is a city of cats, this ‘Cat-traction’ has received 16,518 visitors from January to March this year while in 2015, it received 75,812 visitors.

Gallery A showcases, among others, the significance of cats in the Malay and Chinese communities as well as cat-related folklore of the Iban and the famous Japanese lucky cat ‘Maneki-Neko’.

Gallery B reveals interesting facts like cats in ancient Egypt, cats in oriental art, cats in medieval age as well as anecdotes on cat fights, cat sleep, cats at play and a collection of artwork by Jane Yap Jian Yi.

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