Governor's Opening Remarks at The Launching of “Works on Paper : Art Inside the Wallet”
Speaker : Datuk Muhammad bin Ibrahim.
Governor Of Bank Negara Malaysia.
Venue : Museum and Art Gallery, Sasana Kijang, Kuala Lumpur
Date : 4 August 2016
Language : English
If you consider yourself to be a typical person , chances are you would never take the trouble to look at your banknotes closely unless you are in a situation where your banknote are rejected by the cash deposit machine. A typical response in a situation like this is to check your money more thoroughly to see if it is a genuine, fit and useable. Otherwise, the interest of typical person in banknotes does not go beyond their wallet.
Throughout history, banknotes have always signified pride, prestige, authority and sovereignty of the country. And as such, it is not surprising the authorities would always use the best technology available in the production of banknotes. Modern banknotes are extremely sophisticated with so many security features embedded, some of which are invisible and only visible using machines. Latest digital and printing technology has revolutionised the banknote production to the highest degree of speed, accuracy and consistency, using technologically enhanced high speed printing machines to print millions of banknotes every day.
|Dato’ Sharuddin, the President of the Malaysian Numismatic Heritage Club|
You will be enthralled at how detailed the banknote design when you get to see the blown up version of banknotes on display here in this exhibition. Every single detail of micro line is visible, and it is the result of a meticulous and love of his work of a single artist, who worked with a view to attain the highest standard of perfection.
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