THURSDAY, 13 OCTOBER – Construction of the Azman Hashim UMS Gallery, another iconic landmark in Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS) will commence early next year.
This was announced during a meeting between representative from Tan Sri Azman Hashim Foundation, Senior General Manager, AmCorp, Mohd Fadzil Abdul Hamid, to the Vice-Chancellor of Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS), Professor Datuk Dr. Mohd Harun Abdullah, recently.
Mohd Fadzil also gave a briefing on the construction of the Azman Hashim UMS Gallery as officially announced during the ‘Syarahan Kinabalu’ with Tan Sri Azman Hashim, and a ground breaking ceremony held on 7 October last year.
Fully sponsored by the Azman Hashim Foundation, construction of the RM15 million art gallery project would take 18 months to complete.
Set to become an iconic landmark of the university, the gallery would be built facing Likas Bay and would have a panoramic view of Kota Kinabalu City. The building would include a circular structure characterised by an open and closed exhibition hall with corridors. There would also be seminar rooms and a conservatory area constructed on the upper floor.
Held at The HoteLab of the Faculty of Business, Economics and Accountancy (FPEP), the meeting was also attended by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research and Innovation), Prof. Dr. Shahril Yusof; Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, Arts and Heritage, Prof. Dr. Ismail Ibrahim, and Dean of FPEP, Associate Professor Dr. Raman Noordin. – FL
Source: Sarlona Gindug, FPEP