Current Exhibitions

Current Exhibitions

MIH Exhibitions give researchers an opportunity to showcase their work and students a space to learn in exciting new ways. In the long-run, we aim to engage the wider public through recurring exhibitions which demonstrate our commitment to education and research excellence.


Tattoos and Identity

Why do people get tattoos and what meanings do they make of them? The project began with these two simple questions. In searching for the answers, TATU showcases the diverse stories of people who get tattooed and people who practice the art of tattooing.

An overarching theme that emerges from these narratives is that of self-creation. Some get tattoos to express their personalities or represent particularly important life experiences. Others use tattoos as tools to change their bodies, alter emotional states, or craft new identities. Through interviews with four tattoo artists, we also get a glimpse of the tattoo industry, what it's like to be a tattoo artist in Malaysia, and what drives them.

This exhibition was curated by Dr. Cyren Wong and Dr. Caryn Lim of the Malaysia Immersion Hub.

Venue: The old bookshop (opposite the Library entrance)
Duration: 16 March - 17 April 2020
Official Launch Ceremony: 24 March 2020 @ 2:00 pm

Amazing Insects: A Taste of Malaysian Biodiversity

Malaysia is one of the 17 internationally recognised “Megadiverse Countries” on the planet. This means that our rainforests house a significant majority of all species on Earth. As residents of this beautiful country, we are delighted to share our backyards with some of the most amazing plants and animals known to humankind. Amazing Insects features a sampling of specimens from all the major insect orders to give us a brief taste of the true biodiversity that exists out there. This exhibition is a collaborative project between
Dr. Cyren Wong from the Malaysia Immersion Hub (MIH), and Dr. Zoe Yek from the School of Science.

Venue: Quiet Study Area, Library & Learning Commons.