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Museum Macan named one of world’s greatest places

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Mon, August 27, 2018  /  10:46 am
Museum Macan named one of world’s greatest places

Youngsters visit the exhibition Yayoi Kusama: Life is the Heart of a Rainbow at Museum Macan in West Jakarta. (The Jakarta Post/Gisela Swaragita)

The Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Nusantara (Museum Macan) has been included in a list of the World’s 100 Greatest Places 2018 released by Time magazine.

“Indonesia’s famously vibrant modern-art scene finally has the home it deserves,” wrote Time associate editor Suyin Haynes. 

Read also: Jakpost guide to private museums

Opened in 2017, Museum Macan is Indonesia’s only representative on the list. Other places recognized by the magazine are the Golden Bridge in Vietnam, the Tianjin Binhai Library in China, Conrad Maldives Rangali Island in the Maldives and Treehotel in Sweden.

The magazine requested its editors, correspondents and experts to propose nominations of places before publishing the list last Thursday. The evaluation was based on several aspects, which include originality and sustainability.

Consisting of places from six continents and 48 countries, the list is divided into three categories: To Visit, To Stay and To Eat & Drink.

Museum Macan is currently showcasing "Yayoi Kusama: Life is the Heart of a Rainbow" in an exhibition that will run until Sept. 9. (wir/kes)

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