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Museum MACAN temporarily closed amid COVID-19 pandemic

Dyaning Pangestika
Dyaning Pangestika

The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Sat, March 14, 2020  /  04:30 pm
Museum MACAN temporarily closed amid COVID-19 pandemic

Life is the Heart of a Rainbow exhibition at Museum Macan, Kebon Jeruk, West Jakarta. (The Jakarta Post/Gisela Swaragita)

The Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Nusantara (Museum MACAN) in West Jakarta will be temporarily closed starting March 14 in light of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Museum MACAN deeply cares about the safety and well-being of our visitors. We have been closely monitoring health recommendations from the provincial administration of DKI Jakarta, and we have decided to close the museum temporarily starting from Saturday, March 14, as a public safety precaution,” the museum stated on its website and Instagram account. 


Demi keamanan publik, Museum MACAN tutup sementara mulai hari ini (Sabtu, 14 Maret 2020). Kami akan mengabari teman MACAN tentang jadwal pembukaan kembali museum, sejalan dengan rekomendasi keamanan dari Pemprov @dkijakarta. Sampai berjumpa lagi di Museum MACAN. Mari bersama-sama menjaga kesehatan Indonesia. Klik link di bio untuk info lengkap mengenai pengumuman ini. — For public safety, Museum MACAN will be temporarily closed starting today (Saturday 14 March 2020). We will inform you about the reopening of the Museum, while closely monitoring recommendations from DKI Jakarta provincial government. See you soon at the Museum. Let’s do our part in keeping Indonesia well. Click link in bio to learn more about this notice. #museummacan

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Visitors who have already pre-booked their tickets will be able to request a refund by contacting the museum through [email protected] or via WhatsApp on +6282125553538.

Previously, Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan announced the closure of tourist destinations and entertainment places for two weeks. Among the temporarily closed places are Ancol Dreamland Park, Ragunan Zoo, the National Monument and government-owned museums.

“Public transportation will operate as usual,” Anies said on Friday, adding that Car Free Day was also being suspended for two weeks due to public safety concerns. (kes)

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