via Ministry of Foreign Affiars Indonesia, 15 November 2023: “The Archipelago Street,” an Indonesian art exhibition, was inaugurated at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris on November 13, 2023. This special area is dedicated to showcasing eleven art objects donated by the Indonesian Government, including a replica of an ancient human skull, models of Borobudur and Prambanan, and other significant cultural items. The exhibition also features digital maps and inventories of Indonesia’s 66 UNESCO cultural and natural heritage sites.
The Jalan Nusantara or Archipelago Street has been inaugurated at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, France (11/13). The inauguration was attended by a number of Ambassadors and representatives of friendly countries, the UNESCO Secretariat and delegations of several countries attending the 42nd UNESCO General Conference on 7-22 November 2023.
Jalan Nusantara is a dedicated area at UNESCO Headquarters dedicated as an exhibition hall for 11 art objects donated by the Government of Indonesia to UNESCO. The eleven cultural objects are replicas of prehistoric human skulls, Borobudur mockup, Prambanan mockup, Samudra Raksa relief, a painting depicting the Death of Kumbakarna by Nyoman Mandra, Garuda Wisnu Kencana by Nyoman Nuarta, Borobudur silver souvenirs, Flute player statues, and a robot angklung by Eko Mursito. In addition, there are maps and digital inventories that offer an overview of all 66 UNESCO cultural and natural heritage found in Indonesia.
In his remarks, Ambassador Mohamad Oemar, who is the Permanent Delegate of the Republic of Indonesia to UNESCO, affirmed Indonesia’s commitment to the preservation and restoration of cultural objects through UNESCO, one of which is realized through Jalan Nusantara. “As the largest archipelagic country in the world, Indonesia’s history is closely intertwined with environmental diversity, cultural exchange, and religious pluralism, which can be seen from the many cultural and natural heritage sites scattered throughout the archipelago,” he said.