04 April 2016
UPH, the First University in Indonesia to Exhibit a Collection of National Museum
Universitas Pelita Harapan (UPH) becomes the first university or non-museum institution to exhibit the collections of National Museum Gallery
 

National Museum Collection’s Visitors at UPH ‘The Johannes Oentoro’ Library who were being explained by BEM UPH Committee regarding the Lord Shiva 

  

Universitas Pelita Harapan (UPH) becomes the first university or non-museum institution to exhibit the collections of National Museum Gallery. This statement was delivered by National Museum’s Chief of Partnership Section, Safei S.E., in the Insight Week 2016 exhibition, which was held from March 21-23, 2016, at UPH Johannes Oentoro Library.

 
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Safei, S.E.

"The security system and arrangement procedures in UPH library is in accordance with the applied terms and procedures. This is the main factor that convinced the museum to lend its historical objects,” Safei said.

 

 

There are 10 National Museum collections of historical objects displayed at UPH Johannes Oentoro Library. The selection of items was adapted to the 'Explore Indonesia' theme. The ten historical objects include Monumental Inscription, Lord Shiva, Statue of Ancestors, Wayang Umpet, Dental Darken Container, Pekinangan Container, Singanaki Drum, Nose Flute, Fork, and tattoo equipments.

 

"Of the 12 list that we submitted, 10 were permitted to be exhibited at UPH. Among the collections on display, eight of them are authentic and two are replicas. The two replicas are Monumental Inscription and the statue of Lord Shiva. This Monumental Inscription has just returned from an exhibition in Berlin," Febriantoro Suwardi, students of Faculty of Law 2014, who was involved as the event coordinator, added.


This exhibition is part of a series of 'Insight Week' event which is a program of UPH Student Executive Body (BEM) in the field of knowledge development in collaboration with UPH Johannes Oentoro Library.

 

"There are many ways to develop insight. Aside from the library, you can also visit the museum. However, the current public and even students’ interest to visit the museum is very minimal. When in fact, there are a lot of interesting things from Indonesia, which are important to be known by the students, stored in the museum. Departing from these facts, I tried to invite the National Museum to exhibit a collection of historical statues at UPH Library. So as to further introduce and cultivate the interest of students to come to the National Museum,” Febriantoro explained.


According to Esterina Jonatan, Manager of UPH Johannes Oentoro Library, the exhibition is very good as well as supportive to the event’s objective.

 

"We are very proud and grateful that UPH is chosen to be the first university in Indonesia trusted to show off the collection of the National Museum. As known, this collection has a very high historical value. This point is delivered directly by the leader of the National Museum to us as UPH committees and librarians. Of course this is at once a token of appreciation from the National Museum to UPH Library. We even received a donation of 12 books about the National Museum to be added to our collection in the Library. We hope that these books can add insight and knowledge of the UPH community in order to know more about Indonesia, our beloved country, which is very rich in culture, tradition and history. In addition, the books donated are very useful because they add science and knowledge about Indonesia for UPH Johannes Oentoro Library ", Esterina said.

 


The following are the titles of books donated by the National Museum to UPH Johannes Oentoro Library:

 

No.

Titles

Authors

Publisher

Publication Year

1

Icons of art : the collections of the National Museum of Indonesia

John N Miksic; Museum Nasional (Indonesia)

Jakarta : BAB Pub. Indonesia,

2006

2

Inscribing Identity : The Development of Indonesian Writing Systems

Jakarta : National Museum of Indonesia, Ministry of Education and Culture,

Jakarta : National Museum of Indonesia, Ministry of Education and Culture,

2015

4

Kemegahan Emas di Museum Nasional = Golden Splendor in the National Museum of Indonesia

Jakarta : National Museum of Indonesia, Ministry of Education and Culture,

Jakarta : National Museum of Indonesia, Ministry of Education and Culture,

2010

5

The collections of The National Museum of Indonesia / Vol. 1, Glorious metals

curators: Ni Luh Putu Chandra Dewi, Valentina Beatrix Sondag, Siti Rohani.

Jakarta : National Museum of Indonesia, Ministry of Education and Culture,

2013

6

The collections of The National Museum of Indonesia / Vol. 2, Masks & wayang

general editor: John Norman Miksic ; coordinator: Trigangga ; curator: Desrika Retno Widyastuti, Wahyu Ernawati, Haryanti.

Jakarta : National Museum of Indonesia, Ministry of Education and Culture,

2013

7

The collections of The National Museum of Indonesia / Vol. 3, Jewelry

general editor: John Norman Miksic ; coordinator: Trigangga ; curators: Fifia Wardhani, Mawaddatul Khusna Rizqika, Retno Moerdianti.

Jakarta : National Museum of Indonesia, Ministry of Education and Culture,

2013

8

Treasures of the National Museum, Jakarta

Tara Sosrowardoyo

Jakarta : Buku Antar Bangsa

1997

9

Warisan budaya bersama

Endang Sri Hardiati; Pieter ter Keurs; Mariah Waworuntu; Stichting Rijksmuseum voor Volkenkunde (Leiden); et al

Amsterdam : KIT Publishers,

2005

 
 

(left) Event Coordinator-Febriantoro Suwardi, (middle) Safei (National Museum’s Head of Partnership), Esterina Jonatan (fourth from right), National Museum Team, and UPH ‘Insight Week’ Committee

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(left-right) Esterina Jonatan Handing a Souvenir from UPH to Safei, S.E., as Representative of National Museum

 
 
 
 
 
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