The Jakarta Post
Landmark piece: Architect Andra Matin's 'Elevation' installation is on view at the Museum MACAN in Jakarta. (Courtesy of Museum MACAN/-)
The Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Nusantara (Museum MACAN) in West Jakarta was closed to the public on Wednesday following a protest on Jl. MH Thamrin, Central Jakarta.
The protest, which began on Tuesday afternoon in front of the Elections Supervisory Agency (Bawaslu) office, challenged the presidential election results that named Joko “Jokowi” Widodo as the winner. However, a riot erupted at midnight as some protesters attempted to force their way into the Bawaslu office.
Museum MACAN tutup hari ini (22 Mei 2019). Teman MACAN, tetap waspada dan jangan lupa berdoa untuk keamanan Jakarta! . Catatan: jika Anda telah memesan tiket online untuk mengunjungi museum hari ini, tiket dapat dipakai di tanggal lain, hingga 21 Juli 2019. —— Due to current events, the Museum will be closed today (22 May 2019). Stay safe everyone! . Disclaimer: if you’ve pre-booked your tickets, please bring it back when you visit the Museum another day. We’ll re-issue your ticket accordingly. *Valid until 21 July 2019.
On its official Instagram account, the museum encouraged its followers to stay safe. It said those who booked tickets online for Wednesday are able to use them on another day as they are to remain valid until July 21.