In conjunction with their tenth anniversary, Museum Volunteers JMM has put together a Malaysian Tapestry : Rich Heritage at the National Museum as a companion to the collections of the National Museum. With a spotlight the masterpieces of the museum, items of cultural importance, and other favourite exhibits, it tells the background story of significant events in the history of Malaysia from prehistoric times, through the classical Malay kingdoms and the colonial era to the coming of independence. From artefacts to colourful colonials, from traditional practices to legendary heroes, A Malaysian Tapestry guides us through the museum with an in depth view on the development of a nation over the centuries. Handsomely illustrated with stunning photographs, paintings and sketches - many of the original artworks - this book provides a fascinating complement to tours and exhibitions. Whether layman, student, docent and visitor, The Malaysian Tapestry offers a fascinating insight into the rich heritage of Malaysia.