The Sabah Art Gallery is a state art gallery which was established in 1984. It was placed under the administration of the Sabah Sports and Cultural Board and is temporarily housed in the Science Centre of the Sabah Museum which is under the same ministry; i.e. the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports. It occupies a space of 11,980 square feet on the first floor of the Science Centre for exhibition, office and storing purposes. The objectives of the gallery are to collect, store, preserve, interpret and exhibit both local and foreign works of art. It strives to increase the quantity and uplift the quality of art works and promote the appreciation of art in the state. The gallery is managed by a skeleton staff, comprising a director, an assistant clerk, two typists, a messenger, five gallery attendants and two cleaners. To achieve its objectives the gallery organizes monthly exhibitions, weekly workshops occasional seminars, various competitions and so on.