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02 Dec 2019

Exhibition and Launch of Photograph Catalogue Book of Nation’s Figures

Medan Merdeka Selatan, Jakarta — The graceful Mappadendang and Goyang Ngamprok dances marked the beginning of the opening and launch of Catalogue Book of Sukarno Photograph Series at National Library. The Proclamator is the opening series of a series of exhibitions and photograph catalogues of national figures which will be published by National Library.

"Publication of photograph archive collection is directed at developing photograph archive service that elevates the main pioneer figures of the country to be utilised as widely as possible by the community," explained Head of Information and Library Services Centre Teguh Purwanto during the inauguration of the event.

Main focus of the publication held by National Library is on photograph archive of Idayu Foundation which since 2005 has officially become National Library collection and stored in a special collection room at National Library Services Building on Jalan Medan Merdeka Selatan. More than 130 thousand negative sheets and photograph prints are archived, the earliest was of 1987. The photograph grant is a collection of assets containing a reproduction of historical photographs, the majority of which were shot by Indonesian Press Photo Service (IPPHOS) photographers.

This integrated programme is started from Bung Karno series in the period 1945-1950, which will be followed by publications of pioneer figures, such as Hatta, Sjahrir, Sultan Hamengku Buwono IX, Agus Salim.



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