Thursday, 11 October 2012

Museum Adityawarman West Sumatra

Museum Adityawarman
Museum Adityawarman, Padang, West Sumatra, Indonesia

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A. Background and History Museum Adityawarman
Museum Adityawarman built with an awareness of the need for container preservation of cultural heritage in West Sumatra as an attempt to stem the flow of objects - objects of cultural heritage area is out of the country. In a series of rescue operations objects - objects of cultural heritage is the Chief Representative (now Kakanwil) Ministry of Education and Culture of West Sumatra Province Mr. Amir Ali, 

expressed the desire of the Governor of West Sumatra province, who was headed by Mr. Aaron Zain to quickly build a "Minangkabau Culture Center "who eventually responded to by the Directorate Museum as a means to build a regional museum.


Once it is agreed that in West Sumatra will be built a regional museum that was built in the provincial capital by local governments instituted as a location for the establishment of field monument museum province. Construction of the museum when it was accompanied by the instructions of the Governor of I that the basic principle should be characterized by traditional building construction. So it was made a museum with traditional Minangkabau architecture that is tailored to the Tower House standardization a museum. Construction of the museum with traditional architecture is evocative of the effort of the high value of traditional building national heritage that must be preserved.

Construction of the museum is located in an area of ​​approximately 2.6 acres with the building now is 2854.8 m2, located at Jl. Diponegoro 10 Padang

Construction of the museum was originally budgeted in fiscal year 1974/1975. And was officially completed on March 16, 1977 by prof. Dr. Sharif Thayeb (at that time he served as Minister of Education and Culture of Indonesia), and since the founding of the museum that has been able to perform the duties and functions gradually until today to become the pride of the museum of West Sumatra

Furthermore, the museum is named STATE MUSEUM WEST SUMATRA Adityawarman by Decree of the Ministry of Education and Culture No.093/0/1979 dated May 28, 1979, use of the name of this Adityawarman we remember the greatness of the name of one of the ruling king Minangkabau around the 14th century.

After Adityawarman Museum Regional autonomy status in 2001 officially managed the West Sumatra Provincial Government under the auspices of the Department of Culture and Tourism of the Province of West Sumatra

B. Collection
Collection is owned by 2006 it had amounted to 5781 units consisting of collections of archeology, numismatika and heraldika, keramologika, etnografika, fine art, teknologika, Biologika, geologika, historika and filologika.

C. Hours / Schedule of Visits
Tuesday - Sunday   : At 08:00 to 16:00 hrs

Friday                    : At 08:00 to 16:00 hrs

Friday Prayer Break : At 11:30 to 14:00 hrs

                             : At 14:00 to 16:30 hrs

Monday                  : Special exhibition room (closed)


D. Admission
Adults                   : Rp.2.000, - (including insurance Rp.100)
Children - children  : 1,000 (including insurance Rp.50)

Especially for group only pay half of the group

source:sumbarprov