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Solo City Government will build Puppet Museum

BaliNews | Succeeded in realizing the Museum Keris Nusantara by relying on the financing of the State Budget (APBN), the City Government (Pemkot) Solo obsessed with building a puppet museum from the same funding source.

Similarly, the prospective location of the wayang museum, not far from the Keris Nusantara Museum which was inaugurated by President Joko Widodo (Jokowi), on Wednesday (9/8), so in the complex of Taman Sriwedari cultural site there will be triangle of museums each Radya Pustaka, Keris and The puppet museum.

The idea of ​​building a wayang museum, explained Mayor of Solo, FX Hadi Rudyatmo, answered reporters at City Hall Solo, Thursday (10/8), already submitted to President Jokowi, on the sidelines of the inauguration of Musisem Keris Nusantara, and the number one person in Indonesia agreed. However, the realization of the construction of wayang museum can not be ascertained, because so far it is only at the stage of the initial idea.

Like the kris, batik, gamelan and other cultural works, wayang has also been established Unesco as the original world heritage of Indonesia.

On the other hand, the existence of a number of types of puppets, is currently experiencing a crisis as support communities are becoming smaller, including the 108-year-old Wayang Orang (WO) Sriwedari. Therefore, it needs conservation and development efforts, including through a dynamic museum and educative.

While the picture of the location of wayang museum, the man who is familiarly called Rudy pointed WO Sriwedari building planned to be revitalized, because it is considered not feasible anymore as an art building.

"It could be, later Sriwedari WO building together with a puppet museum, or separate each other but still in a location close together," he said.

Answering the question of funding sources, Rudy explained, as the Museum Keris Nusantara, the construction of wayang museum also relies on the state budget.

After the idea of ​​building a wayang museum was embodied in mature technical plans, Rudy claimed to immediately follow up through communication with relevant ministries at the central level, to reach the budget.

"When can be realized, I also do not know, because it depends on the central government," he said.

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