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Asian Ceramic Exhibition

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Asian Ceramic Exhibition held by Jakarta Tourism and Culture Department has been taking place at the Museum of Fine Arts and Ceramics located at Jalan Pos Kota No. 2, West Jakarta since August 4 until September 2 to enliven Asian Games 2018. Acting Head of Jakarta Tourism and Culture Department, Asiantoro explained that the exhibition raises the theme ”Ceramic Asia in Batavia: The Age of Partnership”. In this event, 200 ceramic collections from various countries in Asia are being exhibited. Of the 200 ceramics exhibited, some come from Indonesia, China, Japan, Vietnam, Thailand and other countries in Asia. Meanwhile, Head of Jakarta Art Museum of the Tourism and Culture Department, Esti Utama said that a variety of collections displayed at the exhibition come not only from the Art and Ceramics Museum, but also from other places, such as Purna Bhakti Museum of Taman Mini Indonesia Indah -TMII, the National Archaeological Research Center, and private property or collectors.The concept of the exhibition is packed by exhibition curator, Prof. Naniek Harkantiningsihto present ceramic remains evidence that show Jakarta's important role in world trade routes on whichAsian ceramics were the most important of trade commodity in the past. Head of Jakarta Art Museum of the Tourism and Culture Department, Esti Utama targets around 150 thousand to 200 thousand foreign tourists and more than 200,000 local tourists to visit the exhibition. She hopes that both domestic and foreign tourists are interested in the exhibition.Moreover, the implementation is coinciding with the Asian Games.The exhibitionis the beginning of an Art Museum programs dedicated to welcome the vibrant city of Jakarta as the host of the Asian Games 2018.

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