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Dr. Syed Mohamad Albukhary

Dr. Syed Mohamad Albukhary, Director of the Islamic Art Museum Malaysia, has made art his mission.

A business graduate who spent almost two decades being inspired by the inescapable creativity of Italy, he returned to Malaysia to found the Islamic Art Museum Malaysia. Since the museum opened in 1998, he has been the director, supervising the growth of the museum and the collection with a judicious buying policy and constant exposure to international developments in Islamic art and museum studies.