INDONESIA

Batik Museum

The museum was founded on May 23, 2006 and was inaugurated by the President of the Republic of Indonesia, Dr. H. Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono on July 12, 2006. The realization of the Batik Museum in Pekalongan City as a place to explore, preserve and develop batik as Indonesia’s national cultural heritage and information center that needs to be developed, nurtured and maintained.   Through various programs launched by the Museum, it is hoped that it can encourage Indonesian people to care about the existence of the Batik Museum in Pekalongan city as a manifestation of participating in the preservation of Indonesian culture. This museum was originally intended as a data center and information about batik; as a center for research and development of knowledge and development of batik designs, libraries and as a reference in all batik matters; collecting classic batik, batik batik and contemporary batik. In addition, it is expected to be documentation, research and presentation of information and communicate it to the public so that it can be fully utilized for the benefit of the wider community.   Since the XIV-XVI century Pekalongan City has been known for batik works and activities as one of the main livelihoods of most of its people. July 12, 1972 representative of the Department of Education and Culture of Central Java cq. The Head of the Museum Department is supported by the 10th Mayor of Drs. R. Soepomo founded the Batik Museum in Pekalongan located in the middle of Pekalongan City, south of the People’s Entertainment Park (THR) Bintang Merdeka Building which is now in the area of ​​the Police Guard Post (Posis) Street XVII Regiment.
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