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Workshop on Assessing Museum Objects held in collaboration with the Jakarta History Museum

As part of the AIM Project, 7 regional workshops on Significance Assessment will be held across Indonesia over 2021. The first regional workshop was successfully held on Thursday the 26th of August with participants from museums, galleries and libraries from across the wider Jakarta area.


Jakarta History Museum hosted the virtual workshop, with Corioli Souter (Western Australian Museum/ WAM) and Andrew Henderson (SEAMS) presenting the training material. The Ministry of Education, Culture, Research and Technology of the Republic of Indonesia supported the preparation and implementation of the event.


In the workshop, participants received material on significance approach, case studies from Indonesia and Australia, as well as the opportunity to apply it in group work, where participants applied the significance approach to five objects from the collections of Jakarta History Museum and the Western Australian Museum. These objects included:


1. A painting by S. Sudjojono

2. A Kue satu cake mold

3. The pulpit of Kampung Baru Mosque

4. Swords used for executions

5. And the Batavia Portico (from the WAM collection)



The AIM Project is made possible through grant funding from the Australia-Indonesia Institute of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) and the Ministry of Education, Culture, Research, and Technology of the Republic of Indonesia. #aimproject#australia#indonesia#museumworkshops