via Jakarta Post, 16 January 2018: :'(
Singapore’s first maritime museum, showcasing the maritime history of the region, will open next month. The museum will have on display the Jewel of Muscat, a replica of an Arab-style dhow that sunk in Indonesian waters in the 10th century.
S’pore to get first maritime museum next month
Channel NewsAsia, 05 September 2011
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The local government of Rembang, in Central Java, releases funds to acquire land where an ancient ship was found, with the intent to build a maritime museum at a later time. The ship dates to the 7th century and is almost intact.
Government Releases Land of Ancient Site
Tempointeraktif, 15 November 2010
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This Jakarta Post article reflects on last week’s failed auction and the current difficulties of keeping and maintaining the collection from the Cirebon Shiwreck.
Can a nation afford its own treasure?
Jakarta Post, 11 May 2010
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In what seems to be a reaction to last week’s failed auction of the Cirebon shipwreck, Indonesia has announced plans to build a Maritime Museum to house and showcase artefacts that are retrieved from sunken wrecks in the future.
The state government of Malacca has announced plans for a second ship-shaped museum themed around the 15th century Malacca sultanate period and associated maritime activities. It looks like the state is trying to capitalise on its new World Heritage Site status, although I hope that this new museum will be better planned than the current ship museum.
Second ‘ship’ museum for Malacca
New Straits Times, 12 May 2009
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Jakarta’s Maritime Museum is set to reopen today after high tides in November forced the museum to close.
Maritime Museum set to officially reopen
Jakarta Post, 03 January 2008
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