AIM Curatorial Team

The AIM curatorial team will co-curate the online exhibition to be held in May-June 2022 and engage in the Significance and Interpretation Workshops in 2021 as part of the AIM Project.

Ardi Hariyadi (Ardi)

Textile Museum, Jakarta

Ardi is an art graduate majoring in Textile Crafts, from the Indonesian Art Institute (ISI Yogyakarta). Since 2016, he has worked under the Textile Museum and has travelled to the United States, Australia, South Korea, China, and the United Arab Emirates to introduce the Textile Museum and learn about museum management. The Jakarta Textile Museum has arguably the most complete textile-related collection in Indonesia, which includes traditional fabrics from all provinces, fabric making tools, traditional clothing, modern clothing, to living collections such as colour-producing plants and natural fibres. Currently, Ardi has the passion to pursue research on fashion collections, which according to him can be used as an alternative to creating interesting and different exhibitions.

Andini Perdana (Andini)

Institute of Cultural Heritage Preservation in South Sulawesi, Makassar

Andini holds a Masters degree in Museum Science from the University of Indonesia. Andini is the Junior Cultural Expert at the Institution of Cultural Heritage Preservation in South Sulawesi. In 2009, Andini started to work at the Directorate of Museums, Ministry of Culture and Tourism, which handles the policy of managing museums in Indonesia, and in 2012, she was reassigned to the Directorate of Preservation of Cultural Heritage and Museums where she joined the development of human resources team in the field of Cultural Conservation and museums.

Anggi Purnamasari (Anggi)

Institute of Cultural Heritage Preservation in South Sulawesi, Makassar

Anggi is the Senior Cultural Expert at the Institution of Cultural Heritage Preservation in South Sulawesi. Anggi works in the field of cultural heritage preservation and publications. One of her responsibilities is to carry out cultural heritage exhibitions. The exhibitions that are often held are temporary exhibitions in the districts in her working areas: the Provinces of South Sulawesi, West Sulawesi and Southeast Sulawesi. These exhibitions discussed the cultural heritage collection, 80% about the district where the exhibition was held, and the remaining 20% about cultural heritage in other districts.

Anastasia Dwirahmi (Ami)

Facilitator | Southeast Asia Museum Services (SEAMS)

Ami holds a Masters in World Heritage Studies from Brandenburg University of Technology, Germany. Over the last 5 years, she has been involved in a number of projects relating to urban heritage and World Heritage nominations. In addition, Ami has extensive experience curating museum exhibitions including most recently on the Indische architect Thomas Karsten. Ami is the founder of Seraya podcast, a forum for discussing museum and cultural heritage issues in Indonesia.

Andrew Henderson (Andrew)

Facilitator | Southeast Asia Museum Services (SEAMS)

Andrew has over 8-year experience working on museum, archives and heritage projects in the Asia-Pacific, where he has worked for UNESCO at the Jakarta, Bangkok and Phnom Penh offices respectively. He holds a Masters in Cultural Heritage from Deakin University. Andrew is currently the Secretary-General of the UNESCO Memory of the World Committee for the Asia-Pacific and co-founder of the Southeast Asia Museum Services (SEAMS).

Agustinus Wisnu Kristiyanto (Wisnu)

Sonobudoyo Museum, Yogyakarta

Wisnu is the Collection, Conservation and Documentation Section staff at the Sonobudoyo Museum, Yogyakarta, since 2014. Wisnu holds a Masters in Archeology (Museology) from Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta. Wisnu has been involved in several exhibition projects ranging from local exhibitions and temporary exhibitions which are regularly held every year, and national exhibitions, for example, the exhibition of traditional Indonesian musical instruments entitled 'Tetabuhan Nusaraya Voices Diverse Collectivity' (2017). For him, the most exciting part in preparing for an exhibition is the process itself – how an idea can be translated into exhibition layouts and conveyed to exhibition visitors. In 2016, Wisnu participated in a Program organized by Deakin University and an Australian Award Fellowship (AAF) entitled 'Capacity building in the Indonesian Museum Sector', which inspired him in taking further study in museology for his master's studies.

Ayu Dipta Kirana (Karin)

Sonobudoyo Museum, Yogyakarta

Karin holds a Masters degree in Anthropology from Universitas Gadjah Mada. Karin is currently the Archaeological and Ethnographic Collection Manager at the Sonobudoyo Museum Yogyakarta. Karin's most recent museum project was an exhibition about the historical development of the silver industry in Yogyakarta. This exhibition is quite special for her because it was held in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. With many considerations, this temporary exhibition was carefully planned by reducing the number of collections so that the space is not too full and implementing strict health protocols for visitors. This was the first time that Karin has created an exhibition with the adaptation of new habits. By participating in the AIM Project, Karin hopes to contribute fresh views on collection research studies and curatorial development in the future.

Christine Porr (Christine)

Western Australian Museum (WAM), Australia

Dr Christine Porr is an Assistant Curator at the Western Australian Museum. She received a Master of Arts in History and Art History from the Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg in 2005 and a PhD from the University of Western Australia in 2018. Her PhD focused on the collection of 16th-century German book covers from the Historic Library of Quedlinburg, Germany and their protestant imagery. During her studies as well as post-studies, Christine worked on several international exhibitions, including ‘The forged Sky. The Sky disc of Nebra‘, 'Saladin and the Crusaders‘, 'The New Style: Ernst Ludwig Kirchner’s late work‘ and ‘The Last Gentlemen of War’. Christine moved to Perth in 2008 and was an Honorary Research Fellow at the School of Humanities in 2009 and 2010. She was president of the Goethe Society WA from 2011 to 2013. She first started working for the WA Museum in 2014.

Corioli Souter (Corioli)

Facilitator | Western Australian Museum (WAM), Australia

Corioli Souter is a Curator and Archaeologist at the Department of Maritime Heritage, Western Australian Museum (WAM) since 1997. She has also developed exhibition projects for WAM including 'Immerse: Exploring the Deep' (2011), 'Lustre: Pearling and Australia' (2015), and ‘Travellers and Traders in the Indian Ocean World’ (2016) a collaboration with the British Museum and was a principal curator for the redevelopment of WAM. Corioli holds an MA in Archaeology from the University of Western Australia and is currently a PhD Candidate (by exegesis) at the Deakin University with the project ‘Collecting the Sea’: Making and exhibiting maritime collections.

Dian Permatasari (Dian)

Jakarta History Museum, Jakarta

Dian is a graduate of Archeology from the University of Indonesia who has an interest in relics from the past. Since graduating in 2016, she has been involved in the world of cultural heritage preservation, especially in the Greater area of Jakarta. This year, Dian began to be more focused on learning deeper about museums, collection management, publication programs, promotions, and others. She currently works at the Jakarta Historical Museum Management Unit which manages four historical themed museums in Jakarta, namely the Jakarta History Museum, Joang'45 Museum, M.H. Thamrin Museum, and Taman Prasati Museum. These four museums have various collections ranging from prehistoric times to the independence of the Republic of Indonesia.

Dyah Pandam Mitayani (Mita)

Facilitator | Southeast Asia Museum Services (SEAMS)

Mita holds a Masters of Education in Arts and Cultural Settings from King's College London. She is an artist and graphic designer and has extensive experience designing museum exhibitions and developing educational programs for cultural organisations. Mita's most recent museum project was at the Tamansiswa museum where she helped design an interactive label system and educational programme for young children.

Fajar Ichsan Hadianto (Fajar)

National Museum of Indonesia, Jakarta

Fajar works as the Assistant Curator at the National Museum of Indonesia. With an undergraduate background in Social Anthropology at Padjadjaran University in Bandung, Fajar applied his knowledge in the socio-cultural field to the curatorial field, where he tries to translate the meaning contained in a collection so that it is easier for the public to understand. For about two years working in the curatorial field at the National Museum of Indonesia, Fajar has been involved in preparing a number of exhibitions and conservation activities, such as the Elephant Bronze Statue Conservation (2021), Return to Freedom Land (Kembali ke Tanah Merdeka) Exhibition (2020) and the Indonesian Traditional Musical Instruments Exhibition (2020).

Galih Hutama Putra (Galih)

Jakarta History Museum, Jakarta

Galih is currently the Head of the Facilities and Infrastructure Implementation Unit at the Jakarta History Museum, where he is involved in creating a number of exhibitions, promoting museum activities and also maintaining collections. Galih is a graduate of the Department of History from the University of Indonesia. In 2016, Galih participated in the 'Capacity building in the Indonesian Museum Sector' program for two weeks at Deakin University Australia, and when he returned to Indonesia, Galih was assigned as Head of Services who is more closely related to visitor services and public programs at the museum.

Hafnidar (Hafni)

Aceh Tsunami Museum, Aceh

Hafni is the Chief Curator at the Aceh Tsunami Museum. Hafni has extensive museum experiences at home and abroad, including representing Indonesian curators at the International Training Program for the British Museum and Australia Awards Fellowship (AAF) as well as being a speaker on the topic of disaster museums in ASEAN and UNDRR. While joining AIM Project, Hafni is currently researching the oral history of tsunami survivors, preparing digital applications in the exhibition room, revitalizing the museum building, designing programs museum during the pandemic, and conduct a study on the Tsunami Museum towards the Regional Service Business Entity (Badan Usaha Layanan Daerah/ BLUD).

Hendra Permana (Bada)

Multatuli Museum, Banten

Bada graduated from the History Department of Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta in 2017. Since 2018, he has been working as a curator at the Multatuli Museum- a new museum that opened in 2018 which carries the theme of anti-colonialism. Bada has been involved in the preparation of a festival called the Multatuli Arts Festival (FSM) which featured a series of events to introduce the public to Multatuli and the museum itself. At this festival, Bada specifically designed an exhibition on coffee in collaboration with Erasmus Huis. Currently, Bada is also an active member of the Banten Girang Laboratory, a community that aims to popularize the importance of the Banten Girang Site, which existed before the Sultanate of Banten. He is also currently starting a public library called Humaliterasi (www.humaliterasi.id), which has the goal of documenting oral traditions, culture, and history in the Lebak Regency.

Isnani Umi Muslikhah (Isna)

Sonobudoyo Museum, Yogyakarta

Isna works as museum staff at the Sonobudoyo Museum, Yogyakarta. Isna holds a Bachelor's degree in Architectural Engineering and is currently pursuing a Masters in Social and Political Sciences at Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta. In 2016, Isna participated in a Program entitled 'Capacity Building in the Indonesian Museum Sector' at Deakin University Australia. During her six years working at the Sonobudoyo Museum, Isna's responsibilities include planning the museum's program and budget as well as designing several temporary exhibitions. One of her most recent museum projects was a children-themed exhibition entitled 'Kembara Gembira' in June 2021, where she and the team designed an interactive exhibition layout for exhibition visitors.

Jessica Green (Jess)

Western Australian Museum (WAM), Australia

Jess is an Assistant Curator in the Department of Maritime Heritage at the Western Australian Museum (WAM), specialising in maritime archaeology. Within this role they contribute to the management of the Museum’s collection of shipwreck material, with particular focus on detailed object photography and illustration. They hold a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Archaeology from the University of Western Australia, in which their thesis focussed on the construct of childhood at the 18th Century Aboriginal mission Ellensbrook, based on the archaeological material hidden beneath the floor of the Homestead.

Kylie Elston (Kylie)

Western Australian Museum (WAM), Australia

Kylie is a history curator with the Western Australian Museum in Perth, where her role includes collecting, assessing and interpreting objects of significance to the people and places of the State. For the past four years, she has focussed on developing content for the Changes gallery of WA Museum’s Boola Bardip. She has a degree in Australian history from Murdoch University and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Heritage from Curtin University. Before joining the museum she worked as a journalist, writer and website content editor.

Maulidha Sinta Dewi (Sinta)

National Museum of Indonesia, Jakarta

Sinta has an educational background in chemistry, archaeology and museology and works at the National Museum of Indonesia as a Junior Cultural Expert. Previously, Sinta has been working as a conservator and educator and has extensive experiences in the conservation field, including being involved in the study of bronze metal conservation and the preparation of textile conservation books. The most interesting experience for Sinta was being involved in conducting a Bark Study on Mentawai Island, West Sumatra. In addition to carrying out conservation activities for museum collections, she is also involved in designing the Bronze Conservation Exhibition.

Monika Durrer (Monika)

Western Australian Museum (WAM), Australia

Monika works as an Assistant Curator for the Western Australian Museum's History Department. In 2017, she graduated from The University of Western Australia with a PhD in German Studies and in 2019, she completed a postgraduate qualification in Museum Studies through Deakin University. She has a keen interest in oral history, migration studies, languages and education. In the lead up to the opening of the WA Museum Boola Bardip, Monika created exhibition content for the Reflections gallery, which focuses on Western Australia’s social history and identity. She is currently involved in a contemporary collecting project related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Nabila Khoirunnisa (Nabila)

Jakarta Maritime Museum, Jakarta

Nabila graduated from the archaeology department in 2018 and immediately joined the Indonesian Maritime Museum, Tanjung Priok as a collection and conservation staff as well as an educator when needed. Currently, Nabila works at the Jakarta Maritime Museum, monitoring the condition of the collection and collaborating with museums and other agencies. Nabila has a passion to know more about the collections of the museum where she works so that the collection can benefit the wider community.

Nusi Lisabilla Estudiantin (Nusi)

National Museum of Indonesia, Jakarta

Nusi has been working at the National Museum of Indonesia since 1999. Her positions since then includes being a curator, educator and exhibition designer. Since early 2021, Nusi has been serving in the Public Program Production Working Group, while still pursuing her research on Jap Kunst collection at the National Museum which she has been involved in since 2005. Nusi is particularly interested in the study of colonial history, particularly about repatriation. Nusi is an alumnus of the 'Capacity building in the Indonesian Museum Sector' program from Deakin University, Australia. She has extensive experience in conducting over 30 exhibitions in Indonesia and abroad. One of them and the most memorable for Nusi was when she (and Peter Carey) were appointed to become curators of the 'Pamor Sang Pangeran' exhibition in 2020. It was challenging because the exhibition was held offline in the midst of a pandemic, and the enthusiasm from the community of this exhibition was quite high.

Nyimas Ulfah Aryeni (Ulfah)

Sultan Mahmud Badaruddin II Museum, Palembang

Ulfah is the Head of the Museum and Historic Building Section at the Palembang City Culture Service since 2017.  Ulfah participated in the 2020 International Fieldschool with the theme 'Layers of Memories: Our Common History' in collaboration with the Rujak Center for Urban Studies with Kyoto University and Kampung Akuarium, North Jakarta. From these activities, Ulfah and her colleagues began collaborating with communities in Palembang, especially the cultural heritage and indigenous communities. She hopes there would be a museum depicting these community activities in Palembang in the future. 

Patrick Morrison (Patrick)

Western Australian Museum (WAM), Australia

Patrick Morrison is a PhD student in Archaeology at the University of Western Australia, working on reconstructing human responses to past climates in Murujuga, in the North West of Western Australia. In the last couple of years as an Assistant Curator at the WA Museum, he worked on content for the WA Museum Boola Bardip and various Maritime Heritage projects. He is now working with the WA Museum Maritime Heritage team to develop an eBook on the Batavia Shipwreck Site and Survivor Camps. He has an Honours degree in Archaeology from UWA focused on submerged landscapes in Murujuga and has expertise in underwater photogrammetric recording of archaeological sites.

Pythagora Yuliana Purwanti (Pipit)

Fort Vredeburg Museum, Yogyakarta

Pipit holds a degree in Communication Science from Universitas Gadjah Mada. Pipit started her museum career 7 years ago as a museum educator at For Vredeburg Museum, Yogyakarta. For Pipit working in a museum presents many exciting challenges such as bringing the presentation of the collection in the museum to the next level- telling a story and communicate effectively to the visitors.

Rucitra Deasy Fadila (Deasy)

Jakarta Maritime Museum, Jakarta

Deasy works at the Jakarta Maritime Museum and has a background in archaeology. Deasy has also previously worked in the Sub-Directorate of National Registration under the Directorate of Cultural Conservation and Museum Preservation, specifically on the National Cultural Heritage's data processing team. The museum's world then was new to Deasy, but not something foreign. One of the things that impressed her was the experience of designing an exhibition from scratch until it could be opened to visitors. One of the projects she had done with her colleagues was to create a learning room to commemorate the tragedy of the fire that happened at the museum in 2018.

Scholastica Rania A (Rania)

House Of Huang (Oei) Museum, Lasem

Rania has an educational background in management. Since 2018, she has been active as a volunteer and public relations officer in various student projects. After graduating, Rania worked as an assistant curator at the Roemah Oei Museum in Lasem. Rania's favourite collection is a laced encim kebaya (a particular style of kebaya outfit) with silver buttons. On each button, there is a photo of a family member of the owner of the kebaya. Besides being the result of acculturation of many cultures, encim kebaya has also become one of the identities of Peranakan women in Indonesia. Although there are many kebayas with various colours and embroidery motifs, this particular kebaya steals her attention because of its simplicity and reflection of the role of a mother in the family.

Siti Rohani (Hani)

Old Banten Archaeological Site Museum, Banten

Hani is currently the Curator of Museum Collections at the Old Banten Archaeological Site Museum (Museum Situs Kepurbakalaan Banten Lama). Since 2014, Hani has been actively reviewing museum collections, and is recently responsible in social media posting for museum collection on the Instagram @museumbantenlama account. Hani joined the AIM Project to broaden her knowledge of how to assess museum objects, which is one of the most important elements for the existence of the museum. Therefore, their presentation needs to consider the important values ​​it contains and how the collection is estimated. The results of the collection will certainly affect the collection / objects that will be easily accessible to visitors.

Steven Cooke (Steve)

Facilitator | Deakin University, Australia

Steve Cooke is an Associate Professor of Cultural Heritage and Museum Studies at Deakin University. Before joining Deakin he worked for 10 years in the heritage sector in Melbourne – including senior leadership positions at some of Australia’s most significant heritage places such as the Melbourne Maritime Museum – home of Polly Woodside, and the Shrine of Remembrance. He ran an Australia Awards Fellowship program in 2015-16 on ‘Capacity Building in the Indonesian Museum Sector’ and was fortunate enough to work with Indonesian colleagues and visit some of their museums. His teaching and research interests include thinking about new ways of telling difficult histories in museums.

Theo Nugraha (Theo)

Samarinda City Museum, East Kalimantan

Theo is an artist, musician, organizer, and works as an assistant curator of the Samarinda City Museum. Since 2013, Theo has been active in the experimental sound scene and has produced a discography of nearly 200 releases (theonugraha.bandcamp.com). Theo is also one of the founders of extended.asia, an online collaboration terminal for audio and visual artists and is the deputy artistic director for Muara Suara.id, a sound and performance art festival held in Samarinda. Theo has also studied visual experimentation at Milisifilem Collective, performance art at 69 Performance Club and is an editor for Extended Asia: Play, a DIY Sound Lab medium for the Extended Asia column. Theo joined the AIM Project to learn more about curating and identifying objects as well as building a better narrative for the Samarinda City Museum's collection.

Winda Saputri (Winda)

Mulawarman Museum, East Kalimantan

Winda is the Technical Conservator at the Mulawarman Museum, East Kalimantan. Winda's passion for archaeology is based on her interest in fairy tales and legends from various regions in Indonesia. After graduating, she worked as an assistant curator at a museum in Yogyakarta in 2017 and later joined the Mulawarman Museum. Winda's daily duties include maintaining and caring for the collections and storage room. In addition, Winda is also involved in various research activities and exhibition preparation. One of the studies she conducted was on 'The Legacy of the Paser Sultanate' and the (Dayak) temporary exhibition: 'The Native People of Borneo'.

Zainab Tahir (Zainab)

Marine Heritage Gallery, Jakarta

Zainab graduated from Hasanuddin University in South Sulawesi, majoring in Archaeology and also from James Cook University's  School of Earth and Environmental Science, Australia, majoring in Marine Protected Area Management. Zainab has been working as a Marine Heritage Analyst for the Ministry of Marine Affairs and Fisheries since 2005. One of her responsibilities is managing the Marine Heritage Gallery which opened in March 2017. This gallery specifically exhibits artefacts taken from Indonesian waters, e.g. Chinese ceramics from the 9th - 13th centuries, fine pottery, glass bottles from the Middle East, and several artefacts mostly from metal. Zainab's activities include designing a gallery program to be better known to the public, one of which is through regular learning session activities. Zainab feels that there are still many things to learn in order to create an interactive and engaging educational activity. One of her plans that will be carried out after the pandemic is over is conducting museum roadshows to schools.