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Jakarta Post

122-year-old museum to improve services

  • Kusumasari Ayuningtyas

    The Jakarta Post

Surakarta   /   Thu, November 1 2012   /  10:13 am

Celebrating its 122nd anniversary this month, the management of Radya Pustaka Museum, which is rich with antique and historical collections in Surakarta, Central Java, pledged to improve the museum, to make it more attractive to visitors and more resistant against theft.

Head of Surakarta Culture and Tourism Agency Widdy Srihanto said the city administration planned to renovate and revitalize Radya Pustaka with a total fund of Rp 3 billion (US$312,336), partly from the state budget, in a multiphase scheme.

The first stage of the renovation process will start in 2013 with an initial budget of Rp 1 billion.

According to Radya Pustaka committee secretary Djaka Darjata, the condition of the museum at present is of concern, especially because of its limited income.

“We have a very limited number of visitors. Those visiting are mostly students,” Djaka said, Tue...