Asian-African Conference MuseumJl. Asia Afrika No.65, Braga, Kec. Sumur Bandung, Kota Bandung, Jawa Barat 40111
To save, collect, protect, manage, and present to the public, all of the information related to the Asian-African Conference, its background, and its development, which have a connection with social culture and the role of the Asian African nations, especially Indonesia in the international life and political arena.
To collect, manage and present to the public all the books, magazines, newspapers, other publications, and documents containing details and information on the activities, roles, and social culture of the Asian African nations and developing countries in the international life and political platform. The museum also facilitates researchers relating to Asia, Africa, and developing countries for education and scientific purposes for Indonesian people and youth, for the youth of Asian-African Countries in general, as well as providing inputs for the government to conduct its foreign policy.
To support efforts in developing national culture, and education of young generation, as well as promoting tourism.
To support efforts for creating mutual understanding and unity of ideas, as well as to increase the level of cooperation among Asian and African nations, and among nations in the world in general.
A. PERMANENT EXHIBITION ROOM
The Museum of the Asian-African Conference has a permanent exhibition room, which exhibits collections of three-dimension objects and documentary photos of the Tugu Meeting, Colombo Conference, and Asian-African Conference 1955. The exhibition room also provides:
- The historical events that become the historical background of the Asian- African Conference;
- The effect of the Asian-African Conference on the world;
- Gedung Merdeka from time to time;
- Profile of the participant countries of the Asian-African Conference that are performed in the multimedia.
Diorama of the Opening Session of the Asian-African Conference, 1955
In order to welcome the Delegates of the Tenth Summit of the Non-Aligned Movement in 1992 in which Indonesia had been chosen as the host of the conference and became the Leader of the Non-Aligned Movement, the diorama describing the Opening Session of the Asian-African Conference was made.
To support the activities of the Museum of the Asian-African Conference in 1985, Abdullah Kamil (the Ambassador of Indonesia in London) gave the idea of providing a library. The library provides many books on the history, social, politics, and culture of the Asian African Countries and others; documents of the Asian-African Conference and its preliminary conferences; magazines and newspapers donated from other institutions or gained by purchase.
Along with the establishment of the library, an audiovisual room was set up as well. The room is applied to perform documentary films on world conditions until the 1950s, the Asian- African Conference and its preliminary conferences, and films about the culture of the Asian- African Countries.
The Museum of the Asian-African Conference escalates many studies regarding Asian- African countries and other countries. The museum also facilitates researchers and students to do research on domestic and foreign issues.
The Museum of the Asian-African Conference provides:
1. Guiding, Guiding for visitors is given to both visitors from the government and public visitors.
2. Temporary exhibition, The Museum of the Asian-African Conference arranges a temporary exhibition in an attempt to educate the public regarding the implementation of foreign affairs and the history of Indonesia's diplomacy. This temporary exhibition is also presented in other locations outside the Museum of the Asian- African Conference.
3. Communities, The Museum of the Asian-African Conference has communities that are created and supported by the museum itself. Some of the communities are created for the purpose of increasing people's knowledge of history, international politics, and the concept of nationalism to face issues on foreign affairs in the future, both public diplomacy and citizen diplomacy. Some of the activities arranged with the communities are book discussion, film discussion, festivals, cultural clubs, exhibitions, etc.