History

National Department For Culture And Arts (JKKN) is one of the agencies under Ministry of Tourism and Culture (MOTAC) Malaysia and it is responsible in implementing all cultural and arts activities in Malaysia.

Year 1953 Cultural Section was established under Ministry of Social Welfare.

Year 1964 Cultural Section was under Ministry of Information

Year 1972 Cultural Section was under Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports

Year 1987 Cultural Section was under Ministry of Tourism and Culture.

Year 1992 Cultural Section was under Ministry of Culture, Arts and Tourism

Year 2004 Cultural Section was under Ministry of Culture, Arts and Heritage

22 March 2005 Cultural Section was upgraded to National Department for Culture & Arts (JKKN) ( Warrant no. S20 year 2005)

1 Feb 2007 Planning, Research and Development Division was set up in JKKN ( Warrant no.S40 year 2007)

18 Mac 2008 JKKN was one of the agencies under the Ministry of Unity, Culture, Arts and Heritage

April 2009 JKKN is an agency under the Ministry of Information, Communication and Culture.

Starting from May 16, 2013, JKKN is an agency under the Ministry of Tourism and Culture.

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