Presents Diponegoro Room, Anies Wants DKI Residents to Understand History
Moeslimchoice | Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan accompanied by Head of the  Jakarta City Government Tourism and Culture Office Edy Junaedi symbolically opened the Inauguration of the "Diponegoro Room" and Temporary Exhibition "Cosmopolitan City Jakarta" at the Jakarta History Museum, Jalan Taman Fatahillah Nomor 1, West Jakarta, Monday afternoon (1/4/2019).
The two exhibitions opened in commemoration of the 400th anniversary of the East and West Culture Meeting, and the Anniversary of the 45th Jakarta History Museum.
On that occasion, Anies appreciated the presence of the Permanent Exhibition "Diponegoro Room" as a public open space that can be a tourist attraction, so attractive and educative, through creative and innovative management.
So that he hopes that the existence of Diponegoro Room can be a place to instill historical values and build the character of a cultured generation.
"This is one of four locations and it is possible that it is seriously designed as a place that is open to the public. "Where people can learn in relative detail and as a place for us to get inspiration and study," Anies told the media crew.
In addition, he wants to invite people in Indonesia, especially in  Jakarta City, to be able to come and get to know the figure of Prince Diponegoro and the story of his struggle for the country of Indonesia.
"So that later the public will learn more about the struggle of Prince Diponegoro, which is one of the most important upstream areas which is Indonesia's independence," he said.
Anies also explained that the Permanent Exhibition of the Diponegoro Room and Temporary Exhibition was the first time it was opened to the public at the Jakarta History Museum.
He also stated, the exhibition was in accordance with historical aspects and historical data that supported it.
"In this Diponegoro Room, visitors to the Jakarta History Museum can see the rooms actually used by the Independence Fighters, Prince Diponegoro, which are equipped with a number of other historical objects, including copies of high-quality Artifacts used by Diponegoro, copies of Diponegoro pencil sketches drawn by Adrianus Johannes Bik (a Batavia Judge), a copy of Prince Diponegoro's personal letter, a betel place, artifacts from the national awakening era, and others, "explained Anies at length. (Ang)