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Museum Wayang app, digital platform for millennials to learn about puppetry

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Mon, December 24, 2018  /  05:08 pm
Museum Wayang app, digital platform for millennials to learn about puppetry

The Wayang Museum in Jakarta as seen on Tuesday, March 21, 2017. (JP/Wienda Parwitasari)

The launch of the new Museum Wayang (puppet museum) smartphone app aims to help millennial visitors gain a greater insight into the art of Indonesian puppetry, Antara has reported.

“The application can be accessed by scanning a barcode,” Asiantoro, the Jakarta Tourism and Culture Agency acting head, told Antara at the app launch at the Wayang Museum in Pinangsia, Tamansari, West Jakarta, on Monday.

The app is a collaborative project between the Jakarta provincial administration and Bank Indonesia (BI) that seeks to digitalize the museum and improve tourism in Jakarta.

Asiantoro said the museum’s visitors would receive 12 postcards with different types of puppets printed on them. On the lower right corner of each postcard, a QR code can be scanned using an Android smartphone or iPhone.

The app is free to use and is available for download via the Google Playstore, so that users are able to scan the QR code. Meanwhile, iPhone users can scan the QR code directly to be connected to the site that contains information and stories about Indonesian puppets.

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The creation of this digital feature is a pilot project by the Jakarta provincial administration as it seeks to digitalize 12 other museums.

BI Jakarta representative office head, Trisno Nugroho, said the integration of the apps information system was fast, easy and environmentally friendly.

“This QR code is part of a 3A strategy, in particular the ‘amenity’ point, with simple technology with outstanding functions allowing users to access information quickly. It is also paperless so it will not produce waste,” Trisno was quoted as saying. (mut)