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150 DUTCH ARCHITECTS IN THE DUTCH-INDIES

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  Since seceral weeks, I have been translating the book of Obbe Norbruis, Architectuur in de Archipel, 150 Architecten in Nederlands IndiĆ« en IndonesiĆ«, Hun Gebouwen, Architectuur, en Stijlinvloeden (Architecture in the Archipelago, 150 Architects in the Dutch-Indies and Indonesia, Their Buildings, Architecture, and Style Influence). Involving in Indonesia's cultural heritage conservation efforts, especially about the historical buildings from the Colonial period, I realize how much this book will be beneficial for the Indonesians. Interests and attentions about the historical buildings increase in the last few decades, the researchers and the general public need more and more references. It is time to have a refreshing source of information, and this book is one of them.  Obbe Norbruis came with a fresh look at Indonesia's historical buildings and classified them based on his own knowledge and observation. The result is a new and brave approach. A classification of the histor

HUMAN RESOURCES INVESTMENT

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For a heritage movement that is relatively new like in Indonesia, an investment in human resources is one of the strategic approaches. It will deliver human resources who understand correctly why heritage is important for the development of a country. It will also ensure that the heritage movement will last longer and more sustainable.  The investment could be in any form: traineeship, internship, formal and informal education, courses, and a lot of site visits and traveling. I have been doing all of those methods from the very beginning of my heritage endeavor, for example in Sumatra through Sumatra Heritage Trust, and in Indonesia in general through my consulting bureau.  That is also the reason why I am enthusiastic to support in any possible ways for the young colleagues who visit the Netherlands to learn more about heritage, directly or indirectly. Before the Covid-19 pandemic, guests came regularly. During the pandemic in 2021, so far I only received one guest, that was Anita Hal

728th Anniversary of Surabaya!

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728th Anniversary of Surabaya is celebrated by UNIVERSITAS CIPUTRA and SURABAYA HERITAGE SOCIETY. 31 May 2021 19:00 – 20:30 WIB Join Zoom Meeting zoom.us/j/99118960286 ?… Meeting ID: 991 1896 0286 Passcode: 519899 YouTube : youtu.be/dOkIPZz2XKg This is the announcement from the organizers in Surabaya in Bahasa: Menjamboet Oelang Tahoen Kota Soerabaja ke 728, Program Stoedi Arsitektoer – UNIVERSITAS CIPUTRA dan SURABAYA HERITAGE SOCIETY Dengen bangga menjadjiken Serial Webinar Boelanan, bertadjoek TANDJOENG PERAK KAPAL E KOBONG “Monggo Menjimak, Pakar2 Heritage Pada Ngomong” SERIAL KE SATOE “BELADJAR DARI TETANGGA” Njang aken bitjara : Hasti Tarekat (Heritage Hands-on Amsterdam) "Djedjak-djedjak Indonesia di kota Amsterdam” Lya Dewi Anggraini (Arsitektoer- Interior Universitas Ciputra) A Journey from Traditional Machiya in Kyoto to the Brick Red House in Yokohama, Japan.

MINGLE WITH THE DUTCH NETWORK

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Starting today I join a seven months online training called Erfgoedparticipatie-lab (the Heritage Participation Lab) organized by Erfgoed Academie (Heritage Academy) in the Netherlands. This training aims to support the implementation of the Faro Convention . It means to encourage a sense of belonging of heritage and participation of the European society in heritage practices.  I am excited to join the training because it is a relatively new network for me, and it is about the heritage of Europe, especially the Netherlands.  (Picture: Erfgoedacademie)

LEADERSHIP ESTAFET

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I moved to Medan, North Sumatra (from Bandung) in 1997, and a year later on 29 April, together with seven Medan'ers, we established Sumatra Heritage Trust or Badan Warisan Sumatra (BWS). Today the organization exists for 23 years with a new Indonesian name (Beranda Warisan Sumatra-BWS), a new logo, and a new website.  The current Board's members who are younger than the Founders decided that the organization needs to reborn with a new spirit and a more actual appearance. I agreed and supported the idea. The vision and mission of the organization stay. I think this is a healthy dynamic of the regeneration process.  The 23rd Anniversary is celebrated cheerfully in Medan itself, but especially online, during this Covid19 pandemic. BWS organizes a seminar about regulations of heritage, a workshop about archives, and a monthly period of virtual programs. Glad to see the enthusiasm and creativity of the younger generation of the BWS's leadership. I am thankful that the leadership

VILLAGE REVITALIZATION MOVEMENT

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     Conservation and Sustainability at the True Senses I am deeply impressed with Spedagi and several other parties' village revitalization movement, which has been going on for almost three decades in Indonesia. The brains behind the movement are Singgih Susilo Kartono and Trien, a couple I know since university times long ago. The movement reminds us that village could be as vibrant as urban, economically, socially, culturally, and might be environmental as a better option. Spedagi and all parties involved have shown the paradigm through practices. They don’t use cultural heritage conservation terms, but in practice, they promote and conserving the identity and characteristics of the local community. And if we talk about sustainability, their movement is simply a practice of sustainability in a true sense because all resources and materials are locals and environmentally friendly. I have seen showcases through the Third International Conference of Village Revitalization (ICVR)

History of Railways in Deli (North Sumatra)

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           Monthly Discussion of Pansumnet      (Pan-Sumatra Network for Heritage Conservation) Saturday, 24 April 2021 13.30-15.30 WIB (08.30 CET) History of Railways in Deli (North Sumatra) as part of the plantation exploitations in the region in the early 20th century by the Dutch-Indies Government. Presented by Greg H.W. the Founder of Instagram @keretadeli ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Diskusi Bulanan Pansumnet Paparan Sejarah dan Perkembangan Kereta Api di Tanah Deli dengan judul Kisah Sabuk Besi Sumatra Utara. Narasumber: Greg HW, Founder dan Admin @keretadeli Moderator: Riky Soeripno, Komunitas DIVRE1RAILFANS Sabtu, 24 April 2021, Jam 13:30 - 15:30 WIB Media: Zoom Cloud Meeting dan Facebook Live Streaming Pendaftaran: http://bit.ly/dbpApril21 sertifikat tersedia sesuai permintaan Narahubung: 085262036767 (WA Only) Bagi pecinta kereta api, mengumpulkan dan mengoleksi segala sesuai hal yang berbentuk kereta api tentu menjadi kepuasan tersendiri. Mulai dari replika berbagai jenis kereta