Straits Chinese Jewellery Museum
Muzium Perhiasan Cina Selat
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EstablishedOctober 2012
LocationMalacca City, Malacca, Malaysia
Coordinates2°11′46.7″N 102°14′43.5″E / 2.196306°N 102.245417°E / 2.196306; 102.245417Coordinates: 2°11′46.7″N 102°14′43.5″E / 2.196306°N 102.245417°E / 2.196306; 102.245417
Typemuseum
DirectorLilian Tong[1]
Straits Chinese Jewellery Museum exhibition hall
Straits Chinese Jewellery Museum exhibition hall

Straits Chinese Jewellery Museum (Malay: Muzium Perhiasan Cina Selat; Chinese: 海峡华人珠宝博物馆; pinyin: Hǎixiá huárén zhūbǎo bówùguǎn) is a museum which displays the furniture and jewellery of the Peranakan culture in Malacca City, Malacca, Malaysia. It was opened in October 2012 and housed in a heritage house building that used to be a house of a prominent Peranakan Chinese.[1][2] The house consists of segments such as living room, two open-space courtyards and dining room.[3]

Collections in the museum are more than 30 years old, ranging from brooches, shoes and porcelain to rings, which are influenced by Chinese design and motifs and created by Chinese, Indian and Sri Lankan craftsmen.[4][5] Besides the various types of jewellery which numbers up to 400, the museum also houses the jewellery making equipment and the lifestyle gallery.[4] The museum opens everyday from 10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. on weekdays and to 6 p.m. on weekends.[2]

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References

  1. ^ a b "A tradition of beauty - Community - The Star Online". thestar.com.my.
  2. ^ a b "Straits Chinese Jewellery Museum -". Thatsofarah Travel Journey.
  3. ^ "Rencana - Utusan Online". Utusan Online.
  4. ^ a b "Straits Chinese Jewellery Museum". goMelaka.
  5. ^ "Melaka: five ways to see the world in one Malaysian city". South China Morning Post. 25 February 2015.