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Museum MACAN

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Museum MACAN, is an acronym for The Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Nusantara, Nusantara being the Indonesian word for the archipelago (and macan meaning tiger).

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This private museum opened its doors in late 2017 and presents a significant and expanding collection of eminent international and Indonesia modern and contemporary art. Indonesian philanthropist and businessman Haryanto Adikoesoemo has been amassing the collection for 25 years and aims not only to provide a dynamic exhibition program focusing on cultural exchange between Indonesia and the international art world, but plans to commission new works and offer artists and curators (among others) creative opportunities. The aim being the boosting of Indonesia’s vibrant art scene and making art more widely accessible—indeed a tiger on the scene.

Spacious and modern. Photo taken in or around Museum MACAN, Jakarta, Indonesia by Sally Arnold.

Spacious and modern. Photo: Sally Arnold

The museum is located in the Kebon Jeruk area of West Jakarta, in a business and residential tower block built by Adikoesoemo’s property development company AKR Land, and designed by Jakarta based architects, ARKdesign. The glass prism protruding from the lower levels of the tower houses the museum, with interiors designed by the London-based MET Studio. Using the theme of a wrapped structure, walls flow from the concrete floor up to the ceiling, ostensibly a visual reference to the way that art and culture can connect and have value to society—the underlying aspiration of ... Travelfish members only (Around 800 more words) ... please log in to read the rest of this story.

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How to get there
Museum MACAN is easily accessible by public transport, and is around 45 minutes from Central Jakarta by the TransJakarta busway (3,500 rupiah). From Monas take the Kalideres-Bundaran Senayan 3A corridor route to Grogol 1 (3 stops) and change to number 8 bus to Lebak Bulus. Alight at Kebon Jeruk (12 stops), from where Museum MACAN is a 700 metre walk. A metered taxi from central Jakarta will cost around 40,000 rupiah and take approximately 30 minutes.

Museum MACAN
Level MM AKR Tower, 5 Jalan Panjang, Kebon Jeruk, Jakarta
Tu–Su: 10:00–19:00
T: (0212) 2121 888
Admission: 100,000 rupiah for adults, 90,000 rupiah for students an 80,000 rupiah for kids

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