Launch of Ranee: Margaret of Sarawak

The museum exhibit named “Ranee: Margaret of Sarawak” was officially  launched  by the Minister of Tourism, Arts, Culture, Youth and Sports, Datuk Haji Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah on September 28 at the Old Court House in Kuching.

Curated by the Brooke Trust, the exhibit centres on the life, legend and legacy of Margaret de Windt, wife of the second Rajah Brooke, who became the queen of Sarawak at the age of 19.

This exhibition will be a permanent museum fixture in Kuching, providing insight into Ranee Margaret’s life through paintings, music, literature and craft.

As Ranee for nearly half a century, one of her greatest contributions to the state was her appreciation for skills such as songket weaving and keringkam embroidery, leading her to be a patron to such crafts, having her personal collection which can now be shared in this exhibit.  

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