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THE YOUTH AND HERITAGE

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  Cindy Shandoval from Siak is an archaeologist and works as a government officer in Siak, South Sumatra, but her passion for heritage is beyond her formal position. She thinks that awareness about heritage conservation is still limited amongst academicians and professionals. She wants to change that. She wants to raise awareness amongst the general public, locals, and especially the youth. For that mission, she established an organization called Heritage Hero. During the monthly discussion of Pansumnet, Cindy shared her efforts to approach the youth through various ways, but mainly through positive infiltrations to the existing activities and inserting heritage items. Heritage items in the photography club, bicycle club, hiking club, cooking club, and even gardening club. Smart strategy.  In her four years of experience, she found that her strategy starts to work. More and more youth are interested in the heritage of Siak. One lesson learned for me is that we should approach heritag

CONNECTING ASIA AND EUROPE

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The latest edition of ANIH Bulletin (Asian Network for Industrial Heritage) has been published. I am thankful for the contributions of Hildebrand P.G. de Boer and Wid Widoyoko from the Netherlands. This was my effort to connect industrial heritage activities in Asia and Europe. It is always good to communicate and to exchange information. It is inspiring, and stimulating, especially for industrial heritage practitioners in Indonesia. Blurring Boundaries in Europe – Industrial Culture on the Move by Hildebrand P.G. de Boer. Book Review about Coal Mine Railway in Dutch East India/Indonesia by W Widoyoko Please click the link here for more details: https://anih.culture.tw/index/en-us/anihbulletins

1921 DRAINAGE SYSTEM IN MEDAN

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Pan-Sumatra Network presents Dr. Kuswandi,  Water Resources and Risk Disaster Engineer,  in the monthly discussion of June who will share his research about the drainage system in Medan since 1921. It was underground drainage with consideration about the environment, the river flows in the city, hydrologic pattern, the needs of urban utility, and society's behaviors.  It is a pity that this huge and valuable investment during the Dutch-Indies period   was not well maintained and lost its function.  Is there any possibility to recover it for the current development? ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Diskusi Bulanan Pansumnet SISTEM DRAINASE KOTA MEDAN 1921  Konsep Perancangan Mitigasi Kota Terhadap Genangan dan Pencemaran Lingkungan Narasumber: Dr. Kuswandi, S.T., M.T Water Resources and Risk Disaster Engineer Fakultas Teknik Sipil, Institut Teknologi Medan (ITM) Moderator: Yulianto Qin Dosen Prodi Arsitektur Universitas Katolik St. Thomas Medan Rabu, 23 Juni 2021 Jam 19:00 - 21:00 WIB Media: Z

THE LEGACY OF SOEKARNO

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I will share the views when a birthplace house is turned into a museum, what should be considered? It is a special house because it is about the founding father of Indonesia, Soekarno. The webinar is in Bahasa Indonesia. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Webinar Krearture Vol.4 Rumah Kelahiran Bung Karno Pembicara: 1. Hasti Tarekat - Heritage hands-on, Belanda 2. Prof. Dr. Purnawan Basunduro SS, M.Hum - Ketua Masyarakat Sejarah Indonesia 3. Hermawan Dasmanto - Ara Studio (@ara.studio.id) Streaming via Zoom : Senin, 21 Juni 2021 13:00 WIB Pendaftaran: https://bit.ly/3zqHAyd

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 Indië en Indonesië, 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

RESEARCHING THE ARABIC QUARTER IN JAKARTA

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HUL Quick Scan Workshop of the Historic Inner City of Pekojan, West Jakarta, 31 March-12 May 2021 In the midst of the COVID19 pandemic, we move on with the effort to improve the Historic Urban Landscape (HUL) Quick Scan method by applying it to research the historic inner city of Pekojan, West Jakarta. Pekojan is famous as the Arabic Quarter in the capital of Indonesia, with mosques and traditions that still alive until now.   The participants are the master students of the Architecture Department of University of Indonesia (UI). Supported by mentors from Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands, Heritage hands-on, Bogor Institute of Agriculture (IPB), Trisakti University, and the UI.   The HUL Quick Scan Method was implemented earlier in Muntok, West Bangka, and Banjarmasin, South Kalimantan.   The HUL Quick Scan Method Handbook will be launched soon this year based on practices and learning processes in Indonesia and the Netherlands.

SWEET HISTORY OF THE EASTERN TIP OF JAVA

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  Now Indonesia is one of the largest importers of sugar in the world. It used to be the other way around. During the economic depression in the 1930s, Indonesia was the second-largest exporter of sugar, after Cuba, produced by 179 sugar factories. Sugar crop has been founded in Java around Batavia since the 12 th Century but the sugar industry potential of East Java ( Oosthoek in Dutch, including Pasuruan and Probolinggo) was firstly noticed by Deandels at the early 19 th Century.   This idea was continued and realized by the British colonial government led by Charles Etty Esq., a captain of the British sugar industry who has also initiated the sugar industry in Calcutta, India. The story of the Eastern tip was one of the episodes of the successful sugar industry. Other areas around Java, especially Central Java, has significant history episodes as well.   Nevertheless, it is worth remembering to remind the younger generation of Indonesia that it used to be possible to fulfil

Reviving the Deli Planters!

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  Industrial Heritage of Indonesia Series #1 Reviving the Deli Planters! Indonesian Plantation Museum ( Museum Perkebunan Indonesia -Musperin) An exemplary public-private partnership in heritage conservation of Indonesia. Two plantation museums in 5 years period is a relatively huge achievement for the industrial heritage of Indonesia. This is only possible with the ideal combination of financial support of the plantation state company, in this case, PTPN II, museum professional executive the board led by Sri Hartini, and active involvement of community organizations like Sumatra Heritage Trust. Soedjai Kartasasmita, the leading figure of plantation industry of Indonesia has taken an initiative to establish a museum to convey history of plantation of the country to the young generation. He was and is still supported by the energetic museum director, Sri Hartini, to fulfill the dream. The museum was formally opened on 10 December 2016 at a complex of historical buildings in Me