Indonesia

View of Baba Bling exhibition at musee du quai Branly, 2010

Peranakan Research Project

The term ’Peranakan’, in Singapore, refers generally to the community of Chinese communities whose ancestors’ intermarriage with local Malays brought about a unique fusion of cultures. Peranakan Chinese culture is an example of cross-cultural fusion in South-east Asia during the colonial period, mainly in Singapore, Malacca and Indonesia. In similar ways, Chinese mestizos developed a unique cultural identity through assimilation in the Philippines. Continuing the phenomenon of cultural diasporas was the transcontinental emigration of many Peranakan Chinese communities from Indonesia to Holland in the 1950s.  Read More

Exchanging Cultural Information on Islands west of Sumatra

Exchanging Cultural Information on Islands west of Sumatra

Since the mid-19th century, mainly European researchers and collectors have gathered materials and documentation about the island of Sumatra. This project aimed to synthesise the available information on objects, photos and archive materials in European museums and make them easily available for the island populations and for the people in Indonesia and Asia. Objective Exchange […]  Read More

Bali on My Mind

Bali on My Mind

The island of Bali in Indonesia, was the focus of exhibitions curated by two ASEMUS member museum – Bali: dancing for the gods at the Horniman museum in London and Balinese Art in Transition at the Kunst Historisches Museum In Vienna. Bali: dancing for the gods at the Horniman museum is curated by Fiona Kerlogue […]  Read More

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