Heritage Trail 2008, Sunday 25 May 2008
Kerkhof Heritage Trail 2008 was the program organized by Aceh
Heritage Community (AHC) collaborated with Peutjut Stichting Foundation,
Netherlands. This activity is part of the education and public
awareness program on history and cultural heritage of Aceh. It
is aimed to explore the graves of several communities (Dutch,
Japan, Jews, Marsose and Sultan's family) in the Graveyard complex
of Kerkhof Peutjut, Jl. Sultan Iskandar Muda, Banda Aceh.
historians (Mr. Ridwan Azwad, Ms. Zunaimar from PDIA or Aceh Documentation
and Information Center, and Mr. Sudirman from BPSNT or Aceh Historical
and Traditional Conservation Board of Aceh) were hired as resource
persons in this event. Mr. Azwad, one of the old historians from
Aceh was the main resource person who led the tour. Around 80
participants from many parties like students, professionals, government
officials, individuals, NGOs, and so on, took part in this program.
on Tangible Heritage (3 years after tsunami), March-April 2008
on tangible heritage of Aceh 3 years after tsunami is the continuation
activity of the inventory project that was carried out in 2005
right after tsunami. It is aimed to update the data on the condition
of tangible heritage assets of Aceh 3 years after tsunami in two
main districts that are Banda Aceh and Aceh Besar especially in
tsunami affected areas.
tried to asses the changes of the sites whether there is renovation,
reconstruction, additional new construction/landscape, or any
efforts that are related with conservation/preservation. The survey
was also tried to identity the parties (aid agencies, government
institution, community, etc) who are involved in the rehabilitation
projects of those sites.
This activity was collaborated with Asia Research Institute of
National University of Singapore (ARI-NUS). Under supervision
of Dr. Patrick Daly from ARI-NUS, around 12 members of surveyor
team from Aceh Heritage Community (AHC) that was led by Yenny
Rahmayati, the Executive Director of AHC involved in this project.
The project was conducted for 8 weeks during the period of March-April
2008. 152 sites have been updated from this activity.
of series of posters Safeguarding the Living Heritage of
Aceh, March-May 2008
Office and Aceh Heritage Community collaborated with Aceh Museum
conducted a project on development of series of posters Safeguarding
the Living Heritage of Aceh. This activity was carried out as
part of the effort to support the ratification of the UNESCO Convention
for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage by the
Indonesia Government in 2007.
have been done during the 8 weeks period of activity from 15 March
until 15 May 2008 like research, discussion and consultation with
relevant parties, especially with Museum officials, as well as
independent expert on cultural heritage Dr. E. Edwards McKinnon,
followed by photo sessions and captioning. The posters will be
launched and distributed to the target groups once the finalized
posters have been printed.
Fortress to Fortress, March 2008 - present
fortress to fortress is one of the regular activities as part
of the AHC inventory project. This program involves resources
person who can give explanation on the significant values of the
fortresses. Dr. E. Edward McKinnon is the main resource person
in this program.
is conducted in small scale of group around 10-12 people for each
trip. The fortresses that have been inventoried are Indrapatra
Fortress, Benteng Inong Fortress, Iskandar Muda Fortress, and
Kuta Lubok Fortress. More fortresses will be visited in the coming
Project, March 2008
project was carried out by Dr. Patrick Daly, a researcher from
Asia Research Institute of National University of Singapore (ARI-NUS)
and Aceh Heritage Community Foundation. This is the preliminary
assessment to find archaeological evidences in Aceh for further
archaeological research in future.
were done in two spots that are Lhong and Lhok Cut. The excavation
team spent 5 days in Lhong and 7 days in Lhok Cut. Several findings
have been collected from the excavation, most of them are pieces
of ceramics, coins, and animal bones that were predicted come
from 13th-15th century.
were analyzed by Dr. E. Edwards McKinnon a fellow researcher from
on Intangible Heritage, February-March 2008
with the survey on tangible heritage, the survey on intangible
heritage of Aceh was also conducted especially for the intangible
cultural heritage of Aceh that are related with livelihood rehabilitation
activity of this survey is data collecting from any parties involved
in rehabilitation of reconstruction of Aceh including the aid
agencies, government institutions, local community, local NGO,
and so on. All the livelihood programs related with intangible
cultural heritage like training of traditional handicraft, revival
of traditional food, small grant program for starting business
or business revival on Acehnese products, and other relevant programs
were assessed in this survey. The data collected from this survey
will be used for further detail related research in future.
Heritage Community Foundation (AHC)
Yayasan Komunitas Lestari Pusaka Aceh
Yenny Rahmayati (Yeyen)