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Jakarta Post

Partnering the past present

  • Sara Veal


Jakarta   /   Fri, October 23 2009   /  09:14 am

Generation now: Contemporary portraits of Tanimbarese people in the Netherlands, taken by John Sasabone, as part of the museum’s current exhibition “Krijgers in de kerk, Tanimbarese portretten 1920/2009” (Warriors at the church, Tanimbarese portraits: 1920-2009).Twenty-three years ago, the Dutch government gave the Moluccan community in the Netherlands a priceless gift: the Museum Maluku (MuMa) in Utrecht. Since 1986, MuMa has sought to preserve and promote the material and immaterial heritage of the Dutch Moluccan community, through organizing exhibitions, conducting research and producing events, shows, workshops and debates. Recently, this scope has widened to include Moluccans all around the world. With this in mind, Huib Akihary, the new MuMa director, and a troupe of Dutch Moluccan musicians and actors visited Jakarta and Ambon last month to help strengthen ties with local cu...