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national museum

The establishment of the Museum Nasional (National Museum) was pioneered by J.C.M. Rademacher, a member of the Raad van
Indie, who founded Bataviaasch Genootschap van Kunsten en Wetenschapen on 24 April 1778. The organization eventually established the Museum Nasional, which is the oldest and largest museum in Indonesia with a collection of 141,000 artifacts from diverse areas and historical eras. The Museum Nasional hosts collections of prehistoric and archaeological objects, numismatic
(coin collections) and heraldics (coats of arms), ceramics, ethnography, geography, and history. The array of items displayed
include a necklace from the Kutai Kingdom ornamented with two dragons intertwining each other, a statue of Bhairawa that
symbolizes King Adityawarma one of the largest archaic statues in Indonesia and a crown from Siak Sultanate of Riau.


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