Museum Konperensi Asia-Afrika

Location:
Museum Konperensi Asia-Afrika
Asia Afrika St. No. 65
Bandung, West Java 40111
Indonesia

Contact:
Tel. +62 22 4233564
Fax +62 22 4238031
asianafrican.museum[at]gmail.com
asianafrican.museum[at]kemlu.go.id

Opening Hours:

Museum
Tuesday until Thursday 8 am - 4 pm
Friday 2 - 4 pm
Saturday until Sunday 9 am - 4 pm
Closed on Mondays

Library
Monday until Thursday 8 am - 4 pm
Friday 2 - 4 pm
Closed on Saturdays and Sundays

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Description: 

The Museum Konperensi Asia-Afrika (KAA), based in Bandung, Indonesia, represents the historical values of the Asian-African Conference of 1955. It is a place where the history of the Asian-African Partnership was born and perpetuated for the sake of a better future.

One of the motivational factors to set up the Bandung Conference in 1955 was colonization. The Conference helped formerly colonized and newly independent countries in Asia and Africa to organize their relationship with each other. Additionally, the Cold War is another cause that encouraged those countries to create a platform for mutual cultural and economic cooperation. It hoped to repel US and USSR ideological influence that often resulted in proxy wars on both continents. Thus, the conference had been a point of departure for the later established Non-aligned movement.

On the 25th Anniversary of the Asian-African Conference, the Museum KAA was inaugurated by the President of the Republic of Indonesia, Jenderal Besar TNI (Purn.) Haji Mohamed Soeharto, on 24th April 1980.

Cold War Interests: 

The aim of the Museum KAA is to save, to collect, to protect, to manage, and to present for the public, all of the information related to the Asian-African Conference in 1955, its background and its development of follow-up conferences, which stay in connection with the social culture and the role of the Asian and African nations, especially Indonesia, in the international life and the political arena.

The Museum of the Asian-African Conference has a permanent exhibition room, which shows collections of three-dimension objects and documentary photos of the Tugu Meeting, the Colombo Conference, and the Asian-African Conference 1955. Next to the permanent presentation, the museum organizes temporary exhibitions regarding the implementation of foreign affairs and the history of Indonesia’s diplomacy. These exhibitions are also presented in other locations outside the Museum of the Asian- African Conference. Guided tours are provided by the museum.

| An audiovisual room presents documentary films on the world condition until the 1950s, the Asian- African Conference and its preliminary conferences, and films about the culture of the Asian-African Countries.

| The library provides 13.000 collections (books, journal, articles, magazines, papers) with more than 7.000 titles on history, social life, politics, and culture of the Asian and African Countries and others, as well as documents of the Asian-African Conference and its preliminary conferences.

| The Museum KAA supports many studies regarding Asian-African countries in facilitating researchers and students with research on domestic and foreign issues regarding Indonesia.

| The Museum of the Asian-African Conference is enhanced by societies which are created and supported by the museum itself. Their purpose is to increase people's knowledge of history, international politics and the concept of nationalism in order to face issues concerning foreign affairs in the future, through both public and individual diplomacy. Some of the activities arranged with the communities are book and film discussions, festivals, cultural clubs, exhibitions, etc.