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Ministry mulls establishing toy museum

  • The Jakarta Post

| Mon, November 19 2012 | 08:02 am

In an attempt to preserve culture and local wisdom, the country needs to establish a museum that will house numerous kids’ toys and playthings from across the archipelago.

“I hope Indonesia will soon have a museum of kids’ traditional games. Yogyakarta is seen as the right city to host the museum,” Deputy Education and Culture Minister for Culture Wiendu Nuryanti said here on Sunday.

“I hope the museum will inspire future generations to care about traditional games as part of the local wisdom of Indonesia,” she said.

She noted that a lot of developed and developing countries, such as Malaysia, the Philippines and Singapore have founded toy museums, Antara news agency reported. The museum could be a learning experience for children.

Wiendu said many traditional games are played only occasionally during competitions on certain special days. It is not enough to preserve the heritage, she said.

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