The permanent collection at the National Art Gallery has been unveiled.
President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih and First Lady Fazna Ahmed inaugurated the National Art Gallery’s permanent collection.
The event to reopen the gallery after an extensive modernization project, took place on Sunday.
The incumbent administration of President Solih has made substantial efforts to promote local artists by paving them the path for opportunities to showcase their talent internationally and to visitors.
The Solih administration has prioritized encouraging and showcasing several artists and their work as a means of cultural enhancement and promoting tourism engagement, by recognizing the significance of diverse artistic expressions.
Inaugurated on Sunday, the permanent collection of the National Art Gallery comprises 44 art pieces, including 24 contributions from local artists and donations from internationally recognized artists.
Further, it combines two artworks that are part of the permanent collection at the National Museum and contributions from former foreign dignitaries who have previously served in the Maldives.
Multiple efforts have been made to introduce a permanent collection since the inauguration of the National Art Gallery in 2005, which has since been realized.
The Maldivian first couple toured the gallery and viewed the collection, following the inauguration ceremony.