- Year 1903 – The palace was constructed in 1903, during the reign of Sultan Idris Murshidul Azam Shah, and was designed in the style of Victorian architecture.
- Year 1916 – Sultan Abdul Jalil, his son and successor, moved into the palace in 1916.
- Year 1954 – The palace was taken over by the Ministry of Education in 1954, and it was later transformed into Istana Kota National School.
- Year 1970 – It was converted into the Raja Perempuan Mazwin School, named after the wife of Sultan Idris Shah.
- Year 2002 – Eventually, however, the school also moved out, and the building was left unused for many years until around 2002, when the state museum authorities began restoration work on it.
Background Of The Restoration And Conservation Project
(ii) Information gathered from site personnel;
(iii) Historical information of the structure;
(iv) Visual inspection of the structure and documentation of defects.
(ii) Dampness uprising;
(iii) Algae and small growths on the building façade and balcony;
(iv) Defects on wood elements such as cracking of window panels etc;
(v) Old paint too thick on the historic wood window (to be preserved);
(vi) Peeling of paint on timber elements, chalking of old paints on building façade
(ii) Passive fire protection to timer elements;
(iii) External façade treatment;
(iv) Dampness uprising treatment;
(v) Restoration of rood clay tiles;
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Recognition & Award
Conservation of heritage buildings is initiated by the government and private sector in Malaysia. The government showed effort to appreciate the existing of heritage buildings in Malaysia by establishing the National Heritage Department of Malaysia (Jabatan Warisan Negara) in the year 2006. Heritage buildings conservation can be described in many words. However, what is conservation? In general, conservation is a technical activity towards historical buildings. In order to conserve the heritage buildings’ material and structure, physical effort was required. It is a procedure to stop degradation, and the goal is to make buildings last longer.
Today Istana Ulu houses the Sultan Azlan Shah Gallery. It showcases memorabilia and personal items belonging to the present Sultan of Perak. There is also a separate wing showing the royal motorcars and patrol cars used in the motorcade when Sultan Azlan Shah reigned as the Duli Yang Maha Mulia (King) of Malaysia. There is also a souvenir shop selling items related to the Perak sultanate.
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