Museology in Indonesia: Dynamics of Private and Community Museums

 Heritage Webinar Series #9

Voices of Indonesia


Museology in Indonesia: Dynamics of Private and Community Museums

Wednesday, June 22, 2022

14.00-16.00 CEST or 19.00 -21.00 WIB


KRHT Daniel Haryodiningrat
Director of Museum Ullen Sentalu, Yogyakarta

Nata’alui Duha
Director of Museum Pusaka Nias, Gunung Sitoli, Nias, North Sumatra


Organized by:

Heritage hands-on, Indonesian Diaspora Network the Netherlands (IDN-NL), and IDN Liveable Cities (IDN-LC).

Ullen Sentalu Museum that located in Kaliurang, Yogyakarta is a Javanese Art, Culture and Nature museum. The museum’s location at the foothill of Mount Merapi, coincides with the northern part of Javanese macro-cosmology, while on the south lies Parangtritis along the Indian Ocean. The Museum is also located in the middle of the former Mataram Kingdom, marked by the Borobudur temple in the west and Prambanan temples in the east.

The museum collection comprises among others the history of noble women from the royal court of Mataram Kingdom. Besides that, the museum also emphasizes living heritage programs to put actual contexts of the collection of tangible and intangible heritage.

Museum Pusaka Nias or Nias Heritage Museum is managed by the Nias Heritage Foundation which was founded in 1991. It is the oldest community museum in Indonesia.  Its activities are not only focused on the preservation of Nias culture but also on raising awareness about the environment and stimulating the local economy through sustainable tourism. Megalithic artifacts from Nias are popular in international trading and this museum is one of the efforts to keep the artifacts in Nias.

Both museums are examples of private and community museums in Indonesia that survive the rapid development of economic, social, and environmental challenges in Indonesia. Both speakers will share their stories of how they keep up with all challenges to stay true to their ideals and contribute to society.


Heritage Webinar Series

Voices of Indonesia

Third Wednesday of each month


Indonesia and the Netherlands share a history that is still alive today and cherished in both countries. It is important to build an understanding of the shared history that has many facets. To be able to achieve the understanding, regular communication through a webinar series will be helpful. 

Second, the webinar series is mainly to share voices from Indonesia to the Netherlands to update the general public and heritage professionals in the Netherlands about the latest development of shared heritage in Indonesia.

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