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Free tours offered for State Palace painting collection

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Sat, August 6, 2016  /  10:00 am
Free tours offered for State Palace painting collection

"Rini", a painting by Indonesia's first president, Sukarno. (JP/Masajeng Rahmiasri)

A free tour service will be provided for visitors of the State Palace's painting collection exhibited at the National Gallery in Central Jakarta.

Presidential press bureau chief Bey Machmudin said the tour would present different materials each week and provide deeper insight on the artworks displayed.

(Read also: State Palace painting exhibition)

"During the tour of one and a half hours visitors will be guided by curators alongside experts such as historian Peter Carey, journalist Aryo Wisanggeni, National Gallery head Tubagus Andre, Jakarta Arts Institute lecturer Citra Smara Dewi and art critic Agus Darmawan T," said Bey, as quoted by kompas.com.

(Read also: State Palace exhibits iconic paintings to celebrate Independence Day)

Available every Sunday and consisting of two sessions each, the scheduled tour will present materials such as the story behind first president Sukarno's collections and the themes and styles of artworks available at the State Palace.

In addition to 28 paintings, the exhibition also features Sukarno's collection of rare books.

Dubbed 17/71: Goresan Juang Kemerdekaan (Painting the Struggle of Independence), the event is slated to run until Aug. 30. (jam/kes)

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