The Maldives has an incredibly vibrant and unique culture. If you’d like to explore her cultural attributes, especially her various art forms, then the best place is the National Art Gallery.
The National Art Gallery is situated in what is known as the ‘Museum Building’ which is located in the iconic Sultan’s Park which features some of the nation’s most notable landmarks.
History and Purpose
The National Art Gallery was built sometime in 1999, as part of a government venture to preserve and showcase past and present Maldivian and international art. The gallery also catalyses the development of Maldivian art by facilitating workshops and providing artists a platform to showcase their work.
The permanent collection of the National Art Gallery contains many names that are renowned in the local art scene, such as Afzal Shafiu Hassan, Hussein Ali Manik and Mohamed Madeeh. The temporary collections are also exciting since you never know what you might discover.
There’s almost always something happening at the National Art Gallery, from special exhibitions to workshops. So if you’re staying at one of the Maldives villas situated nearby in resorts such as Kuramathi Maldives, you might want to visit the National Art Gallery for an experience you won’t soon forget.
Auburn Silver is a travel writer who has a passion for fashion and a deep interest in admiring new and exotic attractions around the world. Google+