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Jakarta Post

Museums look to innovate to stay relevant

  • Sausan Atika

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, May 18, 2019   /  11:47 am
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Indonesian national flag at Museum Fatahillah, Kota Tua, Jakarta.( Bonit Permadi)

Visiting museums in Jakarta is one of Nindya Putri’s favorite past-times. She said the museums offered a peek into the history of Jakarta, a city she moved to one year ago. Hailing from Purworejo regency in Central Java, the private company employee said she was eager to explore the city’s museums to get a better understanding of the city’s culture and history. “If I understand the history of a city, I feel like I am more attached to that city,” she told The Jakarta Post on Thursday. “I believe Jakarta has many unique historical stories. It’s more than a metropolitan city.” The 28-year-old also used to visit museums when she worked in Surabaya, East Java. She said she enjoyed visiting the Jakarta History Museum, Wayang Museum and Central Bank Museum, located in Kota Tua, West Jakarta. Although she praised the relativel...