In conjunction with the 84th birthday of the D.Y.M.M. Paduka Seri Sultan Perak, Sultan Azlan Muhibbuddin Shah Ibni Almarhum Sultan Yussuf Izzuddin Shah Ghafarullahu-Lah, an exhibition entitled Pameran Kesultanan Perak will be held from 26 April 2012 to 24 June 2012 at GALERI PETRONAS, Suria KLCC, Kuala Lumpur.
The exhibition, under the patronage of the D.Y.T.M. Raja Muda of Perak, Raja Dr. Nazrin Shah ibni Sultan Azlan Muhibbuddin Shah, is a collaboration between the Perak State Government and GALERI PETRONAS. Its organisation relied heavily on the involvement of members of the Perak royal family, in particular, the D.Y.A.M. Raja Puan Muda of Perak, Raja Nor Mahani binti Raja Shahar Shah, who is the exhibition’s coordinator and facilitator.
The exhibition aims to increase public awareness and understanding of the Perak Royal Institution, its historical background and the significant role it played in the formation of the state.
Visitors to the exhibition will be able to learn of the Perak Sultanate’s many contributions to the state’s development, particularly in areas pertaining to the religion of Islam and the promulgation of knowledge.
Among the items on display are a replica of the old singgahsana (throne) that was used from 1933 to 1984; and Santapan DiRaja (royal dining table and dining ware).
The Perak Sultanate possesses a direct genealogical link to the founder of the Melaka Sultanate, Parameswara (1344-1414). The empire built by Parameswara once controlled almost the entire Malay (now Malaysian) Peninsula, parts of Sumatera and the Riau islands.