Queen spends two hours at British Museum


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  • Monday, 16 Dec 2019

Ancient curiosity: Tunku Hajah Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah examining a mummy at the British Museum. Looking on is the museum’s deputy director Jonathan Williams (left). — Bernama

LONDON: Raja Permaisuri Agong Tunku Hajah Azizah Aminah Maimunah Iskandariah visited the British Museum, the first national public museum in the world.

Her Majesty toured for about two hours on Saturday looking at, among others, the ‘Inspired by the East: How the Islamic World Influenced Western Art’ exhibition, co-organised with the Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia.

Objects from Europe, North America, the Middle East and North Africa including ceramics, photography, jewellery, clothing and paintings are among those displayed at the exhibit that runs from Oct 10 till Jan 26.

Yang di-Pertuan Agong Al-Sultan Abdullah Ri’ayatuddin Al-Mustafa Billah Shah and Tunku Azizah are currently in Britain on a special visit which ends today.

This special visit to Britain is Sultan Abdullah’s fourth after the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Japan in June, July and October respectively since being sworn in as the 16th Yang di-Pertuan Agong in January. — Bernama

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