About MV

Welcome to the Museum Volunteers Website

Our goal as Museum Volunteers (MV) is to promote public awareness of museums, and to build an appreciation and understanding of the history and cultures of Malaysia. We are a non-profit, non-political and non-religious group open to all who undertake the training programme and graduate as a docent (museum guide).  We are hosted by the Museums Department  in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

We provide free guided tours to the public:

  • Guided tours in English, French, Japanese, Malay and Mandarin are available on a regular schedule. Please check our Tours@ Muzium Negara page for the schedule.
  • Guided tours in other languages are available upon request.
  • Custom tailored tours for embassies, companies and schools are available upon request.
  • Guided tours at Muzium Textil are available upon request.

For tours that are only available upon request, please email mvjmmqueries@gmail.com for further details.

Other activities

In addition to carrying out guiding activities, volunteers also undertake the following activities:

  • School Programs – Volunteers will organize special tours for school children.
  • Research – Volunteers will find and organize material to help the guides and school programme volunteers.
  • Events – Volunteers will organize special tours and visits
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12 thoughts on “About MV”

  1. as a student, how to joint this group?
    it is because i very interested to joint this group but i have own schedule to extend the class with provided by university.every day start 8.00 am till 6.00 pm i have class except saturday and sunday

    1. Good afternoon. We have a training programme on Saturday mornings (and volunteer guiding on weekends too) so you can join even if you are busy in the week.
      Thanks, Lorien Holland (MV Communications)

  2. i have 2 kids age 8 and 5 and I am a single mom, therefore can I include them in your activities. I have no knowledge in Malaysian history and didn’t bother the subject but now as I grow older I have a lot of questions on my origins and my kids family. That brings us back to history. How can we as a family be involve and how much? contact me via email at qtrisy@gmail.com

    1. Dear Qtrisy,

      Many thanks for your query and your interest in Malaysian history. Its good to hear that your two kids are also interested in the Museum Volunteers. For our training course, I am afraid it is only open to adults, so you would not be able to bring your children (they would probably find it a bit boring too). Although we have a schools programme, we do not have any programme for individual children. Can I suggest that tell your childrens school about the Museum Volunteers? Maybe the school can organize a trip to the museum? (It is free)

      Many thanks, Lorien
      MV Communications

  3. Dear MV,

    I am a lecturer in one of government college and teaching specifically in tourism. In order to collect knowledge from tourism industry, im really interested to be volunteers and im having a free time only on weekend. How can i be museum volunteer?

    1. Dear Hafiz A Rahman,

      Thank you for your mail. We have a weekend training programme too. The training programme starts in September and finishes in January/February. Please can you send a mail to mvmqueries@yahoo.com and they will add you to the list of people who want to join the next training session in September 2012. Many thanks, Lorien Holland (MV website)

  4. How do I apply to be a volunteer? I’ve been exploring this blog for a while but failed to find any volunteer form etc.

    1. Dear Muhammad Shairazi,

      Many thanks for your message. The training programme starts in September and finishes in January/February. If you click on the “2011 Training” button on the website, there will be some more details.
      We welcome you to join and please can you send a mail to mvmqueries@yahoo.com and they will add you to the list of people who want to join the next training session in September 2012. Many thanks, Lorien Holland (MV website)

  5. How do I go about getting some recommended reading materials from MV library. I have signed up to be a MV and will attend the 2nd briefing session on 8/9/12 and the trainings thereafter.

    1. Dear Ashok,

      You will need to wait till you have started the training (in Sept) before you can start borrowing books and other reading material from the MV library. If you do want to get a head-start before the training, I can recommend “A History of Malaysia” (by Barbara Watson Andaya and Leonard Y. Andaya) which you can purchase at Popular Bookstores as well as at Kinokuniya. I would also suggest that you visit the museum and familiarize yourself with the artefacts in the galleries.

      Magan (MV Website)

    1. Dear Shahrin,

      The training starts in Sept and will continue till Dec 2012. Please send an email to mvmqueries @ yahoo.com and they will add you to the list of people who are interested in joining the Sept 2012 training. Thanks for your interest.

      Magan (MV Website)

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