Wayang Museum, Jakarta, Indonesia

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The Wayang Museum was formerly an old church built in 1640 for VOC (Vereenigde Oostindische Compagnie), or the Dutch East India Company soldiers. It was the burial place for the first Governors-General of Batavia. "The site of this museum bears witness to decades of natural disaster and colonialism. It was originally occupied by a Dutch reformed church until a devastating earthquake in 1808 and later by a warehouse until 1912. Some prominent Dutch officials are buried in the small cemetery at the back. The museum boasts thousands of puppets from all parts of Indonesia. Two of the most famous are wayang kulit and wayang golek. These shadow puppets entertain here --usually with gamelan music." - From: WCities.com (http://www.wcities.com/en/record/150,104985/190/record.html) Keywords: Indonesia, DKI Jakarta Raya, VOC, Dutch, colonial, church, bajaj. Submitted by Budiman Wiharja.
17th Century (1600 - 1699 CE)