Kuala Lumpur - Museums
It aims to be a central biomedical reference repository for
Institute for Medical Research (IMR) and the Ministry of Health (MOH)
which was establish in 1983. It is located ta Jalan Pahang,
The IMR Layout Model Plan is exhibited in the lobby of the museum together with posters of research highlights. Historical exhibits of instruments used by past researchers are also displayed in the lobby.
These include items such as a centrifuge, autoclaves, and there is also an educational model showing various habitats where different species of mosquitoes are found which have appropriately been labeled to inform the public about which vector-borne diseases, such as malaria and dengue, are transmitted by the mosquitoes shown.
The biomedical museum has two exhibition galleries. In the historical section, there are posters displaying the history of IMR with its achievements and research write-ups. There are also displays of photographs of past researchers and their research activities.
In this gallery too, there is a collection of antique laboratory equipment, such as microscopes, scales or balances and other small equipment. There are also preserved specimens of human organs showing various pathologies and these have appropriately been labeled and displayed in a special section.
There are also displays of several publications and annual reports from the years 1900 – 1929. The photographs of past Directors of IMR since 1900 are also on exhibit for the added interest and information of visitors.
The second gallery displays several posters showing current research findings and achievements of IMR since its beginnings in the 1900s. There are also displays of IMR souvenirs in celebration of the institute's 50, 75 and 100 years.
The museum specimen room has a collection of dry specimens of small mammals, such as rodents, squirrels, flying squirrels and flying foxes . There are also preserved wet specimens of reptiles, amphibians and mammals, such as snakes, frogs and bats . Some of these specimens have been displayed in the corridors between the galleries.
Researchers from the local institutions as well as from centres outside the country use the facilities of the biomedical museum as a source of reference with emphasis on the study of zoonotic diseases and their modes of transmission, as well as rodent control measures.
Jalan Pahang, Kuala Lumpur.
Tel: 03-298 6033
7.30pm - 4.45pm (Monday to Friday)
7.30am - 1.15pm (Saturday)
Closed: 12.15pm - 2.45pm, Friday