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The Made Djelantik Collection

Bali's Agung Rai Museum in Ubud Opens Permanent Exhibition Dedicated to the Memory of One of the Island's Most Remarkable Sons.

(1/19/2008) 15 Paintings of the late Dr. A.A. Made Djelantik now form part of a permanent exhibit at the Museum Agung Rai in Ubud, Bali.

As reported on Balidiscovery.com, the much-loved and respected Djelantik died on September 4, 2007 [See: Good-night, Sweet Prince] in Denpasar at the age of 88 after a long illness.

A man of many parts, Dr. Djelantik was a member of Balinese royalty, a medical practitioner, a leading world expert on malarial disease, author and artist.

According to a member of the Djelantik family, the 15 paintings on display in the "Djelantik Collection" will be periodically rotated with the 60 total paintings which appeared as illustrations in the late Doctor's autobiography.

The creation of a special exhibition area for Dr. Djelantik at the Agung Rai Museum, according to the owner and namesake of the museum - Agung Rai, reflects the growing development of Balinese culture. Referring to the Doctor Djelantik's family ties to the largest royal family of Bali and Lombok, Rai said: "Djelantik's life was very unique and quite dramatic. He was the first Balinese to study medicine in Holland and faced many challenges in his life."

The Agung Rai Museum is located on Jalan Pengosekan in Ubud, Bali. Telephone ++62-(0)361-975742.