An ode to the unsung heroines of Borobudur

via Jakarta Post, 28 Feb 2018: An exhibition of 37 works by Dyan Anggraini at the National Gallery of Indonesia follows the path of meditative reflection exalting the creative process underlying the building of Borobudur temple.

When artist Dyan Anggraini cries out in frustration, she does so with restraint, and her voice even goes mum, to ultimately explode on canvas and sculptural installations.

Source: An ode to the unsung heroines of Borobudur

Tourism Ministry Eyes Two Million Tourists to Visit Borobudur This Year

via Netral News, 10 February 2018:

Tourism Minister Arief Yahya has targeted the visits of two million tourists to Borobudur Temple, which could roughly create revenue of IDR14 trillion for the region.

Source: Netralnews.com – Tourism Ministry Eyes Two Million Tourists to Visit Borobudur This Year

UI archaeology professor weighs in on Borobudur’s ‘chattra’ restoration

via Jakarta Post, 20 January 2018: Some disagreement over a plan to reinstall the chattra or symbolic umbrella on top of Borobudur.

The University of Indonesia’s (UI) archaeology professor, Agus Aris Munandar, said there needed to be a thorough study prior to restoring the chattra (an umbrella-shaped form symbol usually placed atop religious symbols in Buddhism and Hinduism) on the top of the main Yasthi stupa at Borobudur temple.

Source: UI archaeology professor weighs in on Borobudur’s ‘chattra’ restoration

Borobudur archives listed in UNESCO Memory of the World Register

via Antara News, 11 October 2017:

Four national archives were included in the UNESCO Memory of the World Register, according to Bambang Subiyanto, chief executive of the Indonesian Institute of Sciences.

“The four archives on the Borobudur temple restoration, Panji Story, Non-Aligned Movement, and Tsunami had been registered in 2016, and the results will be announced at the end of October 2017,” Subiyanto remarked here on Tuesday.

He said Indonesia had submitted a proposal to list the archives of Borobudurs renovation during the 1973-1983 period in the UNESCO Memory of the World Register, as the second restoration had involved several parties, and Indonesia has a complete documentation on the work.

Source: Four archives listed in UNESCO Memory of the World Register – ANTARA News

Borobudur Tourism Authority Board holds second coordinating meeting

via Jakarta Post, 22 August 2017:

Borobudur Tourism Authority Board holds second coordinating meeting

The second coordinating meeting of Borobudur Tourism Authority Board (BOB) was recently held on August 22.

The meeting was led by Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs of Indonesia Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan and attended by Tourism Minister Arief Yahya, Minister of National Development Planning Bambang Brodjonegoro and Minister of Administrative and Bureaucratic Reform Asman Abnur.

The establishment of BOB is based on the Presidential Regulation No. 46 of 2017 that was signed by President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo on April 11. The board was officially launched in July

Source: Borobudur Tourism Authority Board holds second coordinating meeting – News – The Jakarta Post

Central Java ready to host annual Borobudur Festival

via Jakarta Post, 31 July 2017

Central Java ready to host annual Borobudur Festival

…The event that ran from July 28 to 30 featured plenty of arts and cultural activities, seminar, human resource training, local products and culinary exhibitions.

“We hope that BIF can be held more frequently, make it into an annual or biannual event,” Esthy suggested.

Central Java governor Ganjar Pranowo welcome the suggestion of making BIF as an annual event. Ganjar said that the event positively contributes to the enhancement of Indonesian tourism, especially in Central Java.

Source: Central Java ready to host annual Borobudur Festival – News – The Jakarta Post

See Angkor Wat and Borobudur in Lego

via Channel NewsAsia, 27 July 2017: A new exhibition in Singapore features Lego versions of World Heritage Sites, including Southeast Asian ones like Angkor Wat, Borobudur and the Singapore Botanic Gardens.

Brick by brick: New Lego exhibition gathers together World Heritage Sites

Source: Brick by brick: New Lego exhibition gathers together World Heritage Sites – Channel NewsAsia

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Borobudur targets 2 million visitors by 2019

via Jakarta Post, 20 July 2017: The Borobudur Tourism Authority Board has just been set up, and its goal is to attract 2 million visitors by 2019.

The new BOP will turn Borobudur into a national and international cultural destination that will attract 2,000,000 overseas tourists by the year of 2019.

Source: Borobudur Tourism Authority Board now opens for business – News – The Jakarta Post

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