#MuseumWeek : Theatricality at Asian Civilisation Museum, Singapore
Museums / Social Commentary

#MuseumWeek : Theatricality at Asian Civilisation Museum, Singapore

It is #MuseumWeek on Twitter and many are posting things that made impression on people about any museum and objects in the world. My timeline is filled with images of objects and testimonials about Twitterians impressions. While I think it is lovely to see of course, I can’t help but noticing one thought at the … Continue reading

Behind the museums’ storage doors : 16th C fruit trees and spices of Java
Art / History / Culture & Curious Habits / Indonesia / Museums / Netherlands

Behind the museums’ storage doors : 16th C fruit trees and spices of Java

Since the dawn of the Internet, the idea of digitising, well, everything, became an obsession for many including museum and other collecting privates and institutions. And then as these datas being digitised there is also desire to make available for the public, or, what we know these days as Open Data. For example today, thanks to … Continue reading

Thoughts on mutual historical objects, or building a common ground.
Culture & Curious Habits / Indonesia / Museums / Netherlands / Social Commentary

Thoughts on mutual historical objects, or building a common ground.

I have been observing museum practice, or rather the changes in cultural policies, in The Netherlands for the last five years ever since the economic crisis hit Europe in late 2009. What this crisis means for the cultural sector is that the government will need to shift around on what the country is spending as … Continue reading

Notes from Mr Darcy meets Eline Vere at Gementee Museum, Den Haag
Art / History / Museums / Netherlands

Notes from Mr Darcy meets Eline Vere at Gementee Museum, Den Haag

    I was very happy to learn that the exhibition of 19th Century fashion, Mr Darcy meets Eline Vere, Romantische Mode has finally taken place. Apart from history books and films, you don’t get to see attires like these close and personal. Entering the exhibition we were greeted by a video loop of history … Continue reading

Art / History / Indonesia / Journal & Travels / Museums / Netherlands

Notes from Utrecht, Arnhem and Rhenen

Impakt Festival HQ, Utrecht   I’ve been meaning to visit Impakt Festival for, about a year now, but only now I managed to make time and appointment to visit their headquarters. The festival itself had been a part of Utrecht for 25 years, now. Impakt aims to present critical and creative views on contemporary media … Continue reading

Art / History / Museums

Perjalanan Waktu S. Sudjojono,Telaah lukisan Sultan Agung Melawan Jan Pieterzoon Coen 1628-1629 (1973-1974)

I’ve written a thorough analysis of a masterpiece from S. Sudjojono, it was written in Bahasa Indonesia. I hope I will have the time to translate it into English. But, meanwhile : Perjalanan Waktu S.Sudjojono, Telaah lukisan Sultan Agung Melawan Jan Pieterzoon Coen 1628-1629 (1973-1974)         Continue reading