Register antiques with Museum Department

MIRI: Antique collectors in the state have been asked to register their antiques with the Sarawak Museum Department.

Art museum curator (enforcement section) Dayang Morzanah Awang Haddy said this is necessary under the Sarawak Cultural Heritage Ordinance 1993, to prove their ownership.

She said the free antiquity registration also helps the museum to collect data and keep track of antiquity ownerships.

“Perhaps, there may be some misunderstanding by the general public towards the purpose of this licence; we need to clarify that the certifi cate of registration of the antiquity could be viewed as a legal entity.

“In terms of protection and security, this data is vital because if unfortunately the antique gets lost or stolen, we can trace its whereabouts by checking at relevant places.

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