During the 5th day of Hari Raya, we were at the Tortura exhibition at the Kelantan State Museum. Sambil beraya di rumah sanak sedara, kami beraya di muzium juga..
Kelantan State Museum is at Jalan Hospital, Kota Bharu
The exhibition is actually held in Malaysia for the 3rd time. It was held in Malacca (for the 2nd time) last year. Tortura also has been shown in many historical and illustrious cities across Europe, Japan, Argentina and Mexico.
The exhibition features 200 pictures, diagrams and actual instruments of torture and punishment from various parts of Europe during the medieval era . It depicts the disturbing, yet captivating methods and materials used by those in authority over citizens of different races, religions, languages, social status, gender and opinions from the norm. The purpose of the exhibition is to create awareness- against the violation of human rights
A black cloaked figure greeted us at the entrance of an exhibition room. Saje je dorang letak situ nak bagi kita terkejut!
Nevertheless, my children and their cousins showed no sign of fear at all. Riang gembira je tengok pameran tu! Siap lari2 ke sana- sini main cak2 kat patung tu.. As for me, I know the black cloaked figure isn't real but still takut jugak when I walked passed by it!
There are details, pictures and diagrams which described how these instruments are being used on the victims
The Iron Maiden of Nuremberg- A victim was placed inside and the door shut slowly so that the very sharp points penetrated her arms and legs.
Jock's Mare- The victim was forced to ride on the sharp back of the instrument while increasingly heavy weight were attached to his feet
Tortura Exhibition at Kelantan State Museum from 13 September to 13 December 2010