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Five Jakarta museums reopen to public

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Tue, July 7, 2020  /  01:04 pm
Five Jakarta museums reopen to public

The National Museum in Central Jakarta is among the museums reopened after months of being closed due to COVID-19. (-/Ni Nyoman Wira)

All museums managed by the Education and Culture Ministry in Jakarta have reopened following their temporary closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The ministry’s museums outside the capital city are still closed, such as Balai Kirti Presidential Museum in West Java and Vredeburg Museum in Yogyakarta.

Below is the list of reopened museums, along with their health precautions, as compiled by kompas.com:

The National Museum

The National Museum in Central Jakarta reopened to the public on June 16 under COVID-19 health protocols, including the requirement to wear a face mask, wash hands regularly and maintain physical distancing. Visitors are allowed to explore the museum for a maximum of 90 minutes. It is open from Tuesday to Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Entrance tickets start from Rp 5,000 for domestic visitors (adult) (less than 50 US cents) and Rp 10,000 for foreign visitors.

The Museum of National Awakening 

Located at Jl. Dr. Abdul Rahman Saleh No. 26 in Senen, Central Jakarta, the Museum of National Awakening also reopened on June 16. Several areas of the museum are still closed, such as the audio-visual room and the library.

People can visit the museum from Tuesdays to Fridays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aside from practicing general health protocols, visitors have to keep a distance of at least 1 meter. Those who need a guide are advised to contact the museum at least two days prior to their visit on +6221-3847-975 or e-mail at [email protected]

The Youth Pledge Museum

The Youth Pledge Museum (Museum Sumpah Pemuda) in Central Jakarta has reopened, while maintaining health protocols during its operation.

The museum, which displays a violin previously owned by the country’s national anthem composer WR Soepratman, limits visiting times to 60 minutes. The Youth Pledge Museum is open from Tuesdays to Fridays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Basoeki Abdullah Museum

Renowned painter Basoeki Abdullah is known as the country’s late realism maestro. Launched in 2001, the Basoeki Abdullah Museum is situated in a residential area in Fatmawati, South Jakarta, and it houses paintings and private collections of the late artist, such as sculptures, masks, shadow puppets and others.

Visitors are required to follow health protocols, including spending a maximum of 60 minutes to explore the museum.

The Drafting of the Proclamation Text Museum

The Drafting of the Proclamation Text Museum (Museum Perumusan Naskah Proklamasi) is one of the essential places to visit for those who wish to learn about Indonesia’s struggle for independence.

Situated in Menteng, Central Jakarta, the museum is divided into several rooms, including one where the signing of the Proclamation Text took place. Visitors must adhere to health protocols when visiting the museum.

For group visits, which have a maximum of 20 people, it is advised to contact the management at least three days before visiting on +6281316-845-557 (WhatsApp).

Other historical places in Jakarta that have reopened are the Taman Prasasti Museum, the Maritime Museum, the Textile Museum, the National Gallery of Indonesia and the Betawi Cultural Heritage. (wir/wng)

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