Yogya Government awards cultural heritage preservers

Yogya Government awards cultural heritage preservers

IO – Cultural Heritage and Cultural Preserves (“CHCP”) of a community’s cultural products in an era are an important part of Yogyakarta City’s image. As a consequence of progress affected by technology and the economy, architectural CHCP is threatened. There is a very real concern that continued massive urban development will eradicate such CHCPs.

To support the people’s effort in preserving and maintaining architectural CHCPs, in line with the provisions of Regional Regulation of the Special Region of Yogyakarta (Daerah Istimewa Yogyakarta – “DIY”) No. 6 of 2012
concerning the Preservation of Cultural Heritage and Cultural Preserves and the Regulation of the Governor of DIY No. 56 of 2014 concerning the Award for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage and Cultural Preserves, the
Municipal Cultural Offce of Yogyakarta held a Commendation of the Preservation and Maintenance of Cultural Heritage and Cultural Preserves event. This was comprised of judging, awarding, and the broadcasting of podcasts titled “The Participation of the People in the Effort to Preserve CHCP in Yogyakarta City” and “The Government’s Appreciation of CHCP
Preservation in Yogyakarta City”.

CHCP judgment involves a team of juries, comprised of Cultural Preserve Experts, including Dr. Ir. Revianto Budi Santosa, M.Arch.; Fahmi Prihantoro, S.S., S.H., M.A.; and Azis Yon Haryono, S.T., M.Sc.; as well as Drs. Octo Lampito, M.Pd. (Chief Editor of Kedaulatan Rakyat newspaper), and Dini Isnaeni, S.T. (CHSE Auditor for the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy). The awarding was on 28 September 2021 at Phoenix Hotel, Jalan
Jendral Sudirman No. 9, Yogyakarta. It was attended by the Regional Secretary of Yogyakarta, Ir. Aman Yuriadijaya, M.M., the Head of the Yogyakarta Municipal Cultural Offce, various speakers, members of the jury, and the awardees.

Head of the Yogyakarta Municipal Cultural Offce Yetti Martanti, S.Sos, M.M., stated that the award is meant to stimulate the people’s participation in the care and preservation of the CHCP building. These preserved buildings are hoped to become a gateway of attraction for tourists to visit Yogyakarta City as part of its cultural heritage.

“We commend the people for their effort and hard work to preserve CHCP buildings to show our appreciation, and to spur them into continuing their work so that the future generations can enjoy these buildings,” Yetti said. “Other than its wealth of movable cultural goods and intangible traditions,
Yogyakarta is also rich in antique edifces and areas that give various impressions to visitors. Tourists visiting the Malioboro area will get
a different feeling from when they visit Kotagede. This is thanks to
the people’s joint work that we can successfully preserve the unique
beauties and vibes of each different part of Yogyakarta City.”