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New museum opens in Bandung

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Tue, January 3, 2017  /  06:06 pm
New museum opens in Bandung

Visitors look at the list of figures in the West Java Inohong Stage Museum in Bandung, West Java. (Antara News Agency/Ajat Sudrajat)

The first Hall of Fame museum in Indonesia has recently opened in Bandung, West Java.

Inaugurated by West Java Governor Ahmad "Aher" Heryawan, the Hall of Fame, or West Java Inohong Stage Museum, is located at the corner of the West Java Library Board and Regional Archives (Bapuspida) on Jl. Kawaluyaan. The museum is free to the public.

The curator, Aat Suratin, told Antara news agency during the opening ceremony that the museum's name derived from the popular idiom "hall of fame" and Sundanese word inohong, which means important figures.

(Read also: Learn about Java Man at this East Java museum)

The museum features up to 350 local figures, including national heroes Bagus Rangin, Inggit Ganarsih Mohammad Toha and Otto Iskandardinata, as well as Bandung Mayor Ridwan Kamil, singers Bimbo and Nike Ardilla, scholar Ono Purba, painter Affandi, dancer Gugum Gumbira, karate athlete Lala Diah Pitaloka and businessman Arifin Panigoro. 

Aat said the museum planned to add more important figures to its collection, as well as create an e-book.

In addition to the hall of fame, the museum also exhibits the history of the kingdom of West Java. (jes/kes)

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