Mid- February, around 17:00 Vatican time , about 300 people gathered in the Vatican Museum of Ethnology . They are not only the people of Indonesia , but also the Indonesianists who wish to witness the opening of the exhibition at the museum of Indonesian culture .
Coming President of the Vatican City Cardinal Giuseppe Bertello accompanied by Deputy Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy Sapta Nirwandar , Indonesian Ambassador to the Vatican Budiarman Bahar , and Director of the Vatican Museums Antonio Paolucci . President of the Vatican City was hit the gong marks the exhibition opened .
When the dance was staged Ask this Srivijaya and Shiva Kandela of South Sumatra . The second dance was shown Artina Production depict cultural harmony , glory , and majesty of the Kingdom of Srivijaya .
COMPASS / Jannes Eudes WAWA Thousands from several countries gathered in St. Peter's Square , Vatican , following the general audience Pope Francis .
For Cardinal Bertello , Indonesia is a unique country : has thousands of tribes with traditions of diverse cultures and languages . Vatican , according to him , continues to encourage intercultural dialogue in the world . In fact , the Vatican argued , interfaith dialogue will not succeed without the cultural dialogue . That is why , the Vatican allow Indonesian culture held at the Museum of Ethnology cast until the end of 2014 .
The exhibition area of 400 square meters is located exactly in the area leading from the museum . Installed at the entrance of a Balinese umbrella decorations include the words " Indonesia , Land of Harmony " .
" I have not been to Indonesia , but from friends, and literature , I got a lot of information about Indonesia . We give respect and respect high above the harmony in the diversity of Indonesian society . Not easy to manage society with enormous diversity . However , Indonesian prove it . This is a good example for the people of the world , "said Giuseppe Bertello .
replica of Borobudur
In this exhibition featured 191 kinds of Indonesian artifacts . It was classified into three types , namely works of art , natural beauty , and culture . For example , a replica of the Borobudur Temple which was printed in 1970, on the mall are made and brought two Dutch citizens to the Vatican in 1920 . There is also a wood carving work of sculptor Asmat in Papua as well as photographs and paintings on traditional house Batak Toba traditional house Minang , Tanah Toraja , photos and cremation traditions Galungan in Bali , the tradition of weaving , batik in Java , Lake Toba , Eid traditions , and others .
" Artifacts ethnology is not only important as a historical art objects , but also has become a symbol of harmony plurality of Indonesian society . Mutual respect and a growing respect for the people of Indonesia is the most important part of the promotion of peace , "said the curator of the Museum of Ethnology Vatican Nicola Mapelli .
COMPASS / WAWA Thousands of Jannes Eudes of a number of countries are in St. Peter's Square , Vatican . They wanted to visit the Vatican .
The Vatican Museum is one of the oldest and finest museums in the world . Built since the early 16th century by Pope Julius II , the museum is a collection of dozens of museums that store a variety of art and historical objects since ancient Roman times . Museums include Philatelic and Numismatic Museum , Museum of Christian , Ethnology Museum , Gallery Map Gallery, Calendar , and the Sistine Chapel which became the new pope election .
Until now, only six states had the opportunity to hold an exhibition at the Vatican Museum . One is Indonesian . " We are really fortunate to be given the opportunity to hold the exhibition in the best museums in the world with thousands of visitors per day . Through this exhibition , visitors began to recognize Indonesia , and growing perception , as well as their interest in visiting Indonesia , "said Nirwandar .
An exhibition of Indonesian initiative in the Vatican Museum arise in 2012 . Currently the Indonesian Ambassador to the Vatican Suprapto see the number of tourists who visit the Vatican Museums average of 25,000 people per day . They come from a number of countries around the world . It is rated as the capital for the promotion of Indonesia .
The options are to approach the manager of the Vatican Museums . The approach was welcomed . In fact , submitted that the Vatican Museum store 1,135 kinds of Indonesian artifacts . The artifacts were taken from the European Catholic missionaries who had served in Indonesia when returning to their home country . Includes gift ever received by the pope and Vatican officials of the Government of Indonesia .
The oldest collection donated Bishop Eugene Tisserant ( 1884-1972 ) . It was in the form of 40 bronze statues representing the Hindu and Buddhist deities in the 8th century and the 14th . There is also a puppet and screen as well as a mini Koran from the 19th century . In fact , there is still a wealth represents a diverse collection of relics of the Hindu , Buddhist , Christian , and Islamic , including a number of tribes in Indonesia .
COMPASS / Jannes WAWA Eudes St. Peter's Square , Vatican .
Business then the Vatican Museum offers artifacts were exhibited and approved for Indonesia. Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy then finance the restoration process involving nine professionals in Rome . They are tasked to record and fix these artifacts . By the end of January 2014 , 191 new artifacts completed restored and exhibited . The rest will follow .
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Chairman of the Indonesian Artifacts Restoration Stevania Pandozy stated amazed with Indonesian artifacts . The goods were described Indonesia as a country that is rich , diverse, but harmonious . " That's why we work with passionate and proud , for contributing to the preservation of Indonesian culture . Let these objects help promote Indonesia , "said Pandozy .