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REFLECTION ON 2023

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Bandung, October 2023 The end of 2023 gets closer.  I am thankful for the health, safety, and opportunities that I have this year.  The year started with good walks to the countryside of Austria. I had to thank my Austrian friends who introduced me to the beauty of nature, the farming life, and also the rich culture of a big city like Vienna. I fell in love with the philosophy of the architect  Friedensreich Hundertwasser: inspired by and back to nature.  In the spring, I had to thank my senior, Donovan Rypkema,  who introduced me to his heritage networks and works around Washington DC. I learned a lot about revitalization of the historical districts of the city.   I continued my journey with the train adventures following the history of the Dutch along the Hudson River until the border of  Canada. The experience with WWOOF USA impressed me. I think I will do it again, in another country next year. Staying in new surroundings with new people delivered fresh insights about life, and al

WATER, CULTURE AND HERITAGE

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On 8 November 2023 I gave an update about Water, Culture, and Heritage of Indonesia in the Amsterdam International Water Week. This is a continuation of my involvement in the effort to promote the subject for several years already. In 2020 I joined a conference in Tokyo and in March 2023 I joined another conference in New York.  This time I told about the use of the Historic Urban Landscape method for water-based cities of Indonesia, for example Banjarmasin in South of Kalimantan. Second, I updated about an effort to organize a side event during the 2024 World Water Forum in Bali. The side event will focus on water and local wisdom for livelihood.

KNOWLEDGE EXCHANGE ON MUSEUM MANAGEMENT

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Strategic Museum Management Training (I) Yogyakarta, 9-13 October 2023  Organized by Kemendikbudristek of the Republic of Indonesia (Ministry of Education, Culture, Research, and Technology)  FACTS AND FIGURES  The participants are 30 young Indonesian museum professionals from 19 public and private museums.  The trainers are 3 from the Netherlands and 3 from Indonesia.  Supported by the Netherlands Embassy of Jakarta, the Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands, and Reinwardt Academie.  Heritage hands-on acted as the co-coordinator. This training is one of the series of trainings that have been jointly organized by Indonesia and the Netherlands since 2018.  The direct result of the training is a measurable model business canvas for each museum. The indirect results are priceless friendships, inspirations, knowledge and experience exchanges. Strategic Museum Management Training (II) Jakarta, 16-20 October 2023 Organized by the Provincial Government of the Special Region of Jakarta.

ONE UNIFORM, TWO ROLES

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(Medan, 2002) The military secured the Mega Eltra building at the day that Sumatra Heritage Trust demonstrated to protest the plan to demolish the building. Finally, the military demolished the building in an assignment of the owners (investors) supported by the Municipality of Medan.   (Medan, 2023) Warenhuis is guarded 24/7 by the military to secure the building that will be renovated and rebuilt this year as new commercial and cultural centre initiated by the Municipality of Medan. The Mayor of Medan has freed the building from the illegal occupants, conducted conservation research, and assigned Sumatra Heritage Trust to assist with the revitalization program, not only the building, but also the surrounding area of Kesawan.  There are 21 years span in the two events that show how different the roles of the military, the Municipality of Medan, and Sumatra Heritage Trust, in heritage conservation of historical buildings.   
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Diskusi Bulanan Pansumnet #37 Adaptive Reuse Warenhuis Medan Nafas Baru di Kesawan Rabu, 26 Juli 2023 19:00 - 21:00 WIB Narasumber Ramadhoni Dwipayana, IAI Arsitek, Principal Simon + Dhoni Studio Moderator Isnen Fitri, PhD Pengurus Beranda Warisan Sumatra Dosen Arsitektur Universitas Sumatera Utara Media Zoom Cloud Meeting dan Facebook Live Streaming Live Streaming di Facebook Page BWS: https://www.facebook.com/berandawarisansumatra Registrasi https://bit.ly/DBPJuli Narahubung: +62 852-6435-2900 (Chat Only) Sertifikat tersedia sesuai permintaan pada saat acara Adaptive Reuse Warenhuis Medan akan dimulai tahun ini setelah dilakukan Kajian Teknis Pelestarian dan Pemugaran pada tahun 2021.  Proses panjang pelestarian yang diinisiasi oleh Pemerintah Kota Medan sejak tahun 2019 akan segera terlaksana. Warenhuis berada di jantung Kesawan. Banyak harapan dan semangat baru terhadap pelestarian dan upaya pemanfaatan yang digantungkan pada kegiatan revitalisasi Warenhuis.  Ramadhoni Dwipayana se

HERITAGE IS MULTIDICIPLINES

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 HERITAGE IS MULTIDICIPLINES From the beginning, I realize that Indonesia needs to build its institutional infrastructure to empower the development of the heritage sector. It is about saving the identity of the nation that covers a relatively wide range of fields and angles. In theory, an action to cherish a kind of heritage involves many kinds of expertise. In practice, the action is often approached narrowly only by a kind of expertise. Coordination and collaboration seldom happen in the academic or non-academic sectors. The establishment of two museums about the plantation history called Museum Perkebunan Indonesia, or MUSPERIN, in 2016, might be an appropriate case study to prove that a heritage project needs a multidiscipline approach. The museums are located in Medan, the city that grew due to the development of the plantation industry in the 20th century during the colonial era.   The case study of MUSPERIN shows how important to blend all kinds of expertise. 1. MUSPERIN is a

WATER AND HERITAGE, USA EXPERIENCES

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 I went to New York City for a side event of the UN-Water Conference , in Harlem Stage, on 20 March 2023. Together with many participants, we shared our experiences and research about Water and Heritage. We tried to put heritage on the agenda of the UN. This event was a follow-up event in Tokyo, in 2018, in which I participated, too. The ICOMOS Netherlands was and is the leading power behind this idea. It has been a long journey and the journey is not ended yet.  I shared my involvement in the Historic Urban Landscape (HUL) Quick Scan Method Workshops in two water-based cities Muntok and Banjarmasin, Indonesia. It was a humble contribution but I was grateful that I could share it on behalf of the HUL Quick Scan Method team. The week was in the atmosphere of water, planned and not planned. The venue was Harlem Stage , a former water-processing building that is adapted into a cultural stage for colored artists, not far from the Hudson River. My homestay was on the 31 floors in Harlem w