Seeking to house its growing batik collection and attract more visitors, the management of the Textile Museum in Central Jakarta is preparing to open a separate batik museum within the existing complex.
“We’re looking to complete the planning [for the new museum] by the end of this year,” museum head Indra Riawan said Monday.
Built in the 19th century as a private French residence, the museum, on Jl. K.S. Tubun, showcases 1,800 items from around the archipelago, most of them batik.
Indra said the museum’s management had planned to renovate the 300-square-meter contemporary-textile gallery to make room for the new batik museum.
He declined to say when the new museum would open, with funding still being sought from the city administration before the start of renovation.