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Bogor presidential museum displays Asian Games exhibition

  • Gemma Holliani Cahya

    The Jakarta Post

Bogor   /   Tue, May 22, 2018   /   05:45 am
Bogor presidential museum displays Asian Games exhibition Visitors look at a scale model of the Gelora Bung Karno Stadium. (Antara/Arif Firmansyah)

The Education and Culture Ministry is holding an exhibition titled “Two Indonesian Presidents, the Host of the 1962 & 2018 Asian Games” from May 20 to August 18 at Balai Karti, the presidential museum in Bogor, West Java.

The exhibition was held to welcome the 2018 Asian Games, slated to run from Aug. 18 to Sept. 2, as well as remember how Indonesians also worked together to prepare the 1962 Asian Games. It also was held to commemorate the fourth anniversary of the presidential museum.

Indonesia succeeded in hosting the 1962 Asian Games, said Hilmar Farid, the ministry's director general for culture, on Sunday during the opening. "With the same spirit, I am optimistic we will have similar success this year, when Indonesia hosts the Asian Games for the second time,” Hilmar added.

The exhibition's curator, Yuke Ardianti, said the exhibition showed 1962 Asian Games archives and documents. There were also architectural pictures of seven government projects for the 1962 Games, including the Gelora Bung Karno (GBK) Stadium.

The pictures show how the stadium project, initiated by then-president Sukarno, was built and transformed throughout the years. (evi)