EXPERT MEETING OF INDONESIAN AND DUTCH MUSEUMS
In conjunction with the Revolusi! Exhibition, Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, and the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Jakarta have organized an Expert Meeting in the Netherlands on 16-20 May 2022 for the six Indonesian museums that have lent their collections for the exhibition. They have seen and discussed the exhibition on the first day of the Expert Meeting, and also exchanged information about lending museum collections and public education programs. For the rest of the week, they have visited various depots and museums, especially those that have collections and plans for exhibitions about Indonesia.
This kind of program is a long-term visioned effort for both countries to enhance cooperation, build understanding, and bridge gaps, in museum development and the possibilities of exchange collections in the future. Indonesia and the Netherlands share a history that opens up countless possibilities for a shared exhibition from various angles and perspectives.
It has been a hectic week with a lot of information, friendship, contemplation, and also laughing. Thank to all participants, Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, and the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Jakarta who have made this wonderful program possible. I was and am thankful to be invited to be part of it as the co-coördinator.