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MENPAREKRAF TO PROPOSE MUSEUM PASIFIKA BALI AS G20 SIDE EVENT VENUE

The Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy, Sandiaga Uno, and the founder of the Pasifika Museum, Philippe Augier also talked about the prospective of the museum's NFTs.

30.01.2022
BY WILHEMINA BOWEN
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The Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy, Sandiaga Salahuddin Uno, proposed to recommend the Pasifika Bali Museum as one of the venues for the G20 side event. In order to give appreciation to artists for high-value works of art while at the same time encouraging the revival of the tourism sector and the creative economy.

“Pak Philippe (the founder of the Pasifika Museum) has invited us to tour around. And I thought about making the Pasifika Museum a side event place for our activities such as the G20. We can start with lunch or cocktails or maybe dinner here, bringing guests, so that they can appreciate works of art for economic revival and job creation. This is what we hope for," said the Menparekraf, after visiting the Pasifika Museum, in Nusa Dua, Bali, Sunday (15/1/2021).

The Pasifika Museum houses an impressive 600 paintings and sculptures from 200 artists in 25 Asia Pacific countries. In addition, the Pasifika Museum is also a cultural center by prioritizing educational and social aspects, as well as an international tourist attraction.


Indonesia itself has a collection of masterpieces from Raden Saleh to Lempad, from Affandi and Hendra to Kobot, this shows that Indonesian art works are very potential and extraordinary.


“As we can see this is extraordinary, behind us there is a photo that is a very epic painting of Raden Saleh and Prince Diponegoro. As we know Raden Saleh has the most expensive collection, the paintings that are sold can reach a price of 11 million Euros and we should appreciate this," he said.


The Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy also understands that the COVID-19 pandemic has severely hit art-based activities. And the Pasifika Museum has certainly experienced a significant decline. But he appreciates the innovation, adaptation, and collaboration that Museum Pasifika has made. One of them is by getting CHSE certification.

Courtesy of The Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy

 

Why the Pasifika Museum is a great choice
The Pasifika Museum houses an impressive 600 paintings and sculptures from 200 artists in 25 Asia Pacific countries. In addition, the Pasifika Museum is also a cultural center by prioritizing educational and social aspects, as well as an international tourist attraction.


The Pasifika Museum houses an impressive 600 paintings and sculptures from 200 artists in 25 Asia Pacific countries. In addition, the Pasifika Museum is also a cultural center by prioritizing educational and social aspects, as well as an international tourist attraction.

In addition, along with the rapid development of digital in this metaverse era, Menparekraf sees many opportunities so that art actors can take the opportunity to obtain benefits that were never imagined before.


“In the midst of NFT and also how to monetize artworks in the metaverse, we see that there is room. The Pasifika Museum must be an agent of change," he said.


Menparekraf also plans to conduct roadshows to several museums so that these museums will not only become a static place, but become a destination with a strong story. So, visitors who come get a message and a deep impression.


“We will do roadshows to several museums because this museum must transform from a static museum to a living monument, must be able to tell stories, must be able to have technological aspects, namely with NFT. And some works that can enter this metaverse, in my opinion, will open up business and job opportunities and will increase the income of creative economy actors," he said.


The founder of the Pasifika Museum, Philippe Augier, expressed his gratitude, because the Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy was willing to visit the Pasifika Museum for the umpteenth time. Before becoming Minister, Sandiaga had attended several meetings at the Pasifika Museum.

Philippe said he was ready to support Indonesia in making the G20 event a success. Regarding NFT, he said that he had signed a contract with a company so that artists could turn their art into digital assets that could be traded.


"We are definitely ready for support and alertness for positive impacts for the G20. Earlier, the Minister also mentioned about NFT and we have signed a contract with a company to make several works of art as NFT,” said Philippe.

Courtesy of The Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy

 

 

 

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