Museum of National Awakening

Museum Kebangkitan Nasional or "Museum of National Awakening" is a history museum in Jakarta, Indonesia. The museum is dedicated for the history of Indonesian National Awakening.

Museum of National Awakening
Museum Kebangkitan Nasional
Museum Kebangkitan Nasional (2013)
Museum of National Awakening is located in Jakarta
Museum of National Awakening
Location within Jakarta
EstablishedMay 8, 1999
LocationJl. Abdul Rachman Saleh 26 Jakarta 10410, Indonesia
Coordinates6°10′43″S 106°50′17″E / 6.178718°S 106.838034°E / -6.178718; 106.838034
TypeHistory museum
Collection size2,042 items
Visitorsaverage 15,000 yearly
DirectorDrs. Edy Suwardi, M.Hum[1]
Public transit accessKoridor 2 Transjakarta Koridor 2 Transjakarta Koridor 5 Transjakarta Kwitang

History edit

The building edit

The facade of the building in the 1920s.

The building of the museum was constructed from 1899 to 1901. In March 1902, the building was officially opened under the name of STOVIA, the colonial medicine school for the Javanese and other native people. Students were obliged to live in the dorm until the completion of the 10 years study.[2]

Original layout of the school

In 1920, because of the increasing number of students, studies were conducted in a new building (now the Medicine facility of the University of Indonesia). The building was then used as a MULO school (equivalent to junior high school), AMS (equivalent to senior high school) and school for pharmacist assistants.

During the Japanese occupation, the building was used by the Japanese to contain the Dutch war prisoners.[3] After the independence of Indonesia, the building was used as temporary residences for the KNIL and their families.[2]

The museum edit

Due to the building relation with the birth of Budi Utomo on May 20, 1908, whose day are officially Day of National Awakening since 1948, the building was restored by the government of Jakarta in April 1973. The building was officially made a heritage building by then President Suharto on May 20, 1974, under the name of Gedung Kebangkitan Nasional ("The Building of National Awakening").[3] The previous occupants were moved to Cengkareng area.

The building was initially made into four museums: Budi Utomo Museum, Museum of Women, Museum of Pers[clarification needed], and Museum of Health and Medicine. On February 7, 1984, the four museums were converged into the Museum of National Awakening.

Collection edit

The building collects 2,042 items related to the Indonesian National Awakening including original furniture of the school building, medical equipment, medical costumes, weapons, photographs, paintings, sculptures, dioramas, miniatures, sketches and maps.

The museum is divided into four-themed exhibition rooms: "Room of Early Revolution", "Room of National Awareness", "Room of Revolution" and "Memorial Room to Boedi Oetomo".

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ "Pengantar - Museum Kebangkitan Nasional" (in Indonesian). Museum Kebangkitan Nasional. 2013. Archived from the original on January 9, 2016. Retrieved February 15, 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Sejarah Gedung Museum Kebangkitan Nasional" (in Indonesian). Museum Kebangkitan Nasional. 2013. Archived from the original on November 27, 2015. Retrieved February 15, 2013.
  3. ^ a b Egidius Patnistik (July 17, 2008). "Menelusuri Jejak Boedi Oetomo di Museum Kebangkitan Nasional". KOMPAS (in Indonesian). Retrieved February 12, 2013.