Yangon Heritage Trust, with the sponsorship of Prudential©, is currently presenting an exhibition that reveals Yangon’s cosmopolitan past and present. The exhibition titled “Global City: Yangon’s Past, Present and Future” showcases more than 120 photographs which expose Yangon as the hub of many of the key events in the history of Myanmar. It reflects the Trust’s mission to conserve this city’s rich cultural heritage and our vision for Yangon as one of the most liveable and vibrant cities in Asia. The exhibition is open to public Monday to Friday from 9.00am until 5.00pm in the lobby of the YHT office in the lower block of Pansodan Road. (See the Map.)
In March 2014, YHT hosted an exhibition of 19th Century photographs. The exhibition displayed nearly 50 photographs that illustrated a rich retrospective of Myanmar culture, showcasing architectural gems, modes of dress and daily life from a variety of social classes and ethnic communities. Many of the photos were taken by the Italian-British photographer Felice Beato (1832-1909) who owned a photography studio in Mandalay in 1887. The remainder of the photos were taken either by J. Jackson, who owned the “Jackson & Bentley” studio in Yangon from 1865 to 1915, or by Philip Klier, who spent several decades in Myanmar operating studios in Mawlamyaing and Yangon in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.