After a realignment of its operating model in order to adapt to the changes brought by the pandemic, Galeri Petronas has officially closed its doors this month.
According to The Sun Daily, artworks from the Petronas Art Collection will still remain available for loan to relevant programmes and initiatives. In a press statement, Petronas said, “This is in line with Petronas’ long standing commitment to promote greater understanding and appreciation of the arts in Malaysia.”
Meanwhile, permanent employees who are affected by the closure have been assigned new jobs in Petronas.
The gallery first opened 28 years ago with Petronas’ goal to further develop a holistic society that would be significant to Malaysia’s economic and social advancement through the arts.
Since 1992, Galeri Petronas has held exhibitions, programmes, and released publications that supported their initial goal to promote and preserve Malaysian contemporary arts.
“Galeri Petronas was also privileged to have collaborated with individuals and institutions that shared the same aspirations and conviction in the role art plays in shaping opinions, instilling values and influencing behaviours of society,” the statement added.
Galeri Petronas also wishes to thank everyone for supporting them for the past 28 years in its goal to enrich lives and promote leadership through the arts.