Malaysia / Architecture

 Christ Church : Melaka

Name of artwork : Common name
Christ Church : Melaka
Name of place : Common name
Christ Church : Melaka
Country
Malaysia
State
Melaka
Province/City
Melaka
Location
-
latitude/longitude
2.1943335, 102.2494835
Type of artwork
Architecture
History of production
When Dutch occupied Melaka, several Catholic churches in the city were converted to Protestant, for example, St.Paul Church on the top of the hill was also converted to Protestant. In order to celebrate the century of the Dutch rule in Melaka in 1741, the new church was constructed as the main church of the Dutch Reform Church. After the British colonization, this church was converted to Anglican.
Art
The pediment of this church was designed under the style of Baroque, which was the most popular in Holland duing that time. The tiled roof is, however, similar to the indigenous roof and the portico was added during the British period.
Period
Dutch Colonization Period 
Age
16th-20th century
Religion
Christianity 
Sect
Protestant 
Keyword
Type of License
Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs (CC BY-NC-ND)
Rights
Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Anthropology Centre
Language
English
Date of Create
February 2015
Record creator
Chedha Tingsanchali