The Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) Museum nestled on the ground floor of the Chancellory Building, is an immediate invitation and attraction that excudes rich ambience. Its grandiose and contemporary setting epitomizes a decade of the University's progress towards excellence. Officially launched on the 25th of October, 2003, the UMS Museum was the brainchild of the first and present Vice Chancellor, Tan Sri Prof. Datuk Seri Panglima Dr. Abu Hassan Othman, whose unrelenting dedication and unsurpassed contribution has seen the University through multiple stages of development.
The main entrance of the Museum is adorned by meaningful verses of a poem, "Griya Citra" that embodies the path taken by UMS in its quest towards realizing its mission and vision as a landmark of both national and global eminence. In the interior of the Museum, finely designed and carved wooden showcase accompanied with interactive multimedia touch screens are illuminated by the complementary effect of brightly lit lights and exquisite regal red carpet. Aesthetic arrangement of memorabilia, most noticeably the University Mace, adds to splendour and magnificence of the Museum.
The purpose of the Museum is reflected through the modest but invaluable collection of exhibits and artifacts that is histories as well as symbolic to UMS. It is a portrayal of the efforts, contribution and sacrifices made throughout the years by various authorities and individuals. From the numerous photographs, displayed, historically momentous events in the likes of the auspicious "Beaufort Gathering" the official launching ceremony by the former Prime Minister of Malaysia, Tun Dr.Mahathir Mohamad, the many stages of infrastructural development, the inaugural and subsequent convocations as well as the royal commemorative convocation ceremony, exult expansion of the University as an icon of socioeconomics and educational advancement in the State of Sabah. On a similar mode, exhibits such as the portraits of the founding members and significant individual, mementos and a vast array of other displays including the detailed scale model of the University Campus, graduation/ academic gowns, and congratulatory salutations from internationally renowned institutions of higher learning, personify every phase of progress and development of the University, from the beginning to the present day.
Apart from charting the decade-long achievements of the University, the Museum serves to instill a sense of belonging and pride, not only amongst the campus community, but also the people of Sabah and Malaysia as whole. It is established to inspire and cultivate values of excellences for the intellectual, spiritual and emotional benefits of the future generations. True to the role of UMS as a university of the people, by people, for the people, the UMS Museum symbolizes the University's spirit of excellence, soul of existence, voice of conscience, source of aspiration, and life within its walls.
MUSEUM OPENING HOURS
8.30 am - 12.30 pm
2.30 pm -4.00 pm
Closed on Sunday and Public Holidays
For further information, please contact:
Corporate Relation Division
Universiti Malaysia Sabah
Locked Bag 2073, 88999 Kota Kinabalu
Tel: 088-320000 ext.1650/1018
Fax : 088-320223