The National museum is a great attempt to start to display the history and culture of this very diverse country. There has clearly been a great effort to upgrade the facilities and there are english translations for all exhibits. The building itself could stand a bit of facelift but the rooms are already at an acceptable state. We didn't see the more modern stage of Indonesian history. Perhaps, the Jakarta History Museum could be joined? Also, more pieces would certainly help - for example, we visited the Batak Museum on Samosir Island and there were items there that would be wonderful if displayed for a larger audience in the National Museum. A final comment would be on the Hindu sculptures dotting the open center lawn plus the nearby covered area. Clearly there were a large number of pieces but there was still nothing written up. This seems to be urgent work waiting to be done.
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