What is the cost of maintaining the Radya Pustaka Museum in Surakarta? The museum, which turns 120 next year, houses a wide range of artefacts from Indonesia including ancient sculpture and a large collection of ancient books. The museum is seeking to increase its funding from 197 million rupiah (USD20,000) to 300 million (USD31,000) in order to maintain its current collections.
Tempo Interaktif, 29 October 2009
Surakartaâ€™s Radya Pustaka Museum requires Rp 300 million to cover operational costs in 2010. Hence, they have submitted a proposal to the Surakarta Culture and Tourism Office for this to be included in the Surakarta 2010 Regional Budget. â€œThe number of visits to this museum is not as high as other tourist destinations,â€ Winarso Kalinggo, Radya Pustaka Museumâ€™s Committee chief, told Tempo during the museumâ€™s 119th anniversary celebration.