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Museum MACAN closed on May 22

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Wed, May 22, 2019  /  12:12 pm
Museum MACAN closed on May 22

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.

Read also: Election protest turns violent, one reported dead

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.

The museum’s current exhibitions include Dunia Dalam Berita and Matter and Place, which run until July 21 and Jeihan: Days in Cicadas, which is open until May 26. (wir/kes)

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