This is done, so that the younger generation is inspired to continue to preserve culture and develop love for the richness of the nation's history
Jakarta (ANTARA) - The Jakarta Culture Office held an ancient tribe culture exhibition through showcasing temporary artworks at the Bahari Museum, North Jakarta, from December 2, 2022 to March 2, 2023.

"This is done, so that the younger generation is inspired to continue to preserve culture and develop love for the richness of the nation's history," Jakarta Culture Office Head Iwan Henry Wardhana remarked.

The exhibition depicted the lives of Indonesian ancient tribes through cultural materials and temporary art installations, he noted here, Saturday.

The exhibition, titled "art the fact," aims to introduce ancient tribes' cultures and their influence on global changes as well as Indonesian ancient tribes' traditional values.

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"Through this exhibition, the people are expected to spread information and enrich insights through tangible and intangible collections related to Indonesian ancient tribes' culture," he stated.

Head of the Museum's Management Unit Mis'ari noted that the exhibition is held in response to the issues of inclusivity and the challenges of global change.

Ancient tribes apply local wisdom, such as protecting nature, to maintain a sustainable lifestyle. However, visualization and narration concerning the ancient tribes' local wisdom is still very limited, she pointed out.

She cited Lamalera Duku's local wisdom that hunts whale, with the principle of preservation, to maintain the balance of nature as an example.

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Meanwhile, the Mandar Tribe uses natural resources, such as sea shells, but still prioritize its preservation.

"To this end, we dedicate ourselves to convey this information through the exhibition that is expected to be able to illustrate the culture of sustainable environment management," she remarked.

The museum uses simple language to draw the people's interest and especially to offer families and children a broader understanding of the material.

"We expect that this exhibition can be a platform for children to learn at the museum, and they are expected to be able to actively respond through interactive points that we provide," she noted.

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