Museum and Gallery Network (MAGNET)

The Museum and Gallery Network (MAGNET) is an initiative by the George Town Conservation and Development Corporation (GTCDC) and its partners to promote public participation in the creative and heritage sectors in Penang. MAGNET aims to develop a vibrant network of cultural and community spaces using buildings and sites of heritage value. These venues will provide the setting for a range of programmes such as public archaeology, installation art, community archives, performing arts, creative makerspaces, and numerous exhibition spaces.

This initiative aims to safeguard the heritage of Penang by promoting best practice in preservation, conservation and curatorial works and utilise Penang’s heritage to inspire contemporary creativity.

Find out more about the proposed plans for MAGNET below or download the document here.

If you would like to learn more about MAGNET, including how you can participate in its programmes, please contact us at

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