Arts & Culture
Indonesian Heritage Society’s Evening Lecture Series
19 September – 12 December
Since 1973, the Indonesian Heritage Society (IHS) has been organizing the Evening Lectures Series to facilitate discussions about various kinds of topics related to Indonesia. This year the foundation has decided to focus on history, social developments, art, politics and economics. The Evening Lecture Series takes place at Erasmus Huis and is open to the public. The lectures cost Rp. 50,000 ( US$ 3.70), or Rp. 30,000 ( US$ 2.75) for students. The lecture has started in September, discussing the cultural heritage in Banda Islands. The upcoming lectures will start October 17 with the theme ‘ Where Australia Collides with Asia.’ Ian Burnet, who has spent thirty years living and traveling across Indonesia will tell the remarkable story of his journey when following the epic voyages of British naturalist Alfred Russel Wallace around the eastern archipelago. On November 21, IHS will host an interactive discussion on the National Capital Integrated Coastal Development and a collaboration project involving Indonesia and the Netherlands that aims to prevent flooding in Jakarta in a session named ‘Giant Seawall: Blessing or Curse?’ The final lecture will be held on December 12, addressing the issue of preserving textiles in Indonesia. Krzystof Musial will be leading the talk, arguing that the people need to work together to preserve textiles, which have been around for centuries. For more information please visit www.heritagejkt.org/activities/ lectures/evening- lectures.