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A number of Indonesian artifacts exhibited in the Philippines

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Jakarta, IO – A number of Indonesian artefacts are being shown to the public in an exhibition titled “Nusantara: Indonesia Objet ‘d Arts” at the University of Santo Tomas (UST) Museum, Manila, until September 25. The exhibition is the result of collaboration between the UST Museum, the Artiste Museum and the Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia (KBRI) in the Philippines.

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(Source: Ministry of foreign affairs official)

Various Indonesian art objects are on display including anthropomorphic statues, shadow puppets and tribal accessories from the Batak, Dayak, Sumba, Bali, Nias and Javanese. Traditional instrumental music was also being played beautifully in the two-story exhibition hall of the oldest museum in the Philippines, per Kemlu.go.id, Friday (8/9).

artifacts
(Source: Ministry of foreign affairs official)

The Indonesian Ambassador to the Philippines Agus Widjojo said that the word “Nusantara” for the Indonesian people has an important meaning because it has been designated as the new administrative capital of Indonesia. He also appreciated the organizers for promoting Indonesian arts and cultural heritage in the Philippines.

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Furthermore, the exhibition aims to strengthen Indonesia-Philippine ties through a cultural approach because, in addition to being in the same geographical area, both countries also share similar cultures. (bp)

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