Perzim plans to use a new lighting technique on the Stadthuys.
The Melaka Museum Corporation (Perzim) will use a new technique of lighting, sound and visual on the Stadthuys building in Bandar Hilir to give a fresh look to the tourism product.
Its general manager, Datuk Khamis Abas said the pilot project, implemented with collaboration of the National Film Development Corporation (Finas) and Lazio Inova of Italy, is expected to be open to the public in July, 2016.
"This project will draw more tourists to Melaka's tourism icon and ensure that heritage buildings are kept alive with modern lighting technology," he said after launching the Measured Drawing Exhibition here, today.
The three-day exhibition showcases the works of 20 architecture students of Politeknik Merlimau, Melaka and Politeknik Sultan Idris Shah, Selangor.
Khamis said the project is expected to be extended to other heritage buildings such as the Clock Tower, Youth Museum and Church of Christ.
Perzim is also restoring four old mosques namely Masjid Parit Melana and Masjid Machap in Alor Gajah, Masjid Kampung Rim in Jasin and Masjid Bukit Cina in Melaka Tengah at a cost of RM755,000.
"Efforts to restore the old mosques is to ensure that prayers and other religious activities can be conducted as they were not used for a long time due to several factors including aging."
He said the restoration of the four old mosques is expected to be completed by the middle of next year just in time for the fasting month of Ramadan.