Malaysian gallery preserves art collection for 1,000 years in an Arctic vault

Artemis Art has deposited a series of Malaysian and regional artworks at the Arctic World Archive (AWA), which is located 300m inside a decommissioned coal mine in Svalbard, Norway. Photo: Piql AS

It might be hard to imagine what the world will be like in a thousand years, but here’s something we do know now: a number of artworks from the private collection of Artemis Art’s co-founders S. Jamal Al-Idrus and U.C. Loh will be safe and sound in a repository in Svalbard, Norway.

Artemis Art has signed up to be a part of the Arctic World Archive (AWA), a safe repository for world memory and collections.

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