• Rindy Gita Wahyuni Program Studi Magister Ilmu Arkeologi Fakultas Ilmu Budaya Universitas Gadjah Mada
Keywords: archeology, Museum Keris, Nusantara, museum development


A rapidly increasing number of established museums in Indonesia proves the high enthusiasm and awareness of the importance of public education. However, increasing quantity certainly needs to be balanced with the quality assessment of the existing museums. Management problems often escape the attention of the museum’s internal behalf. Therefore, evaluation and assessment from external parties, including visitors, official assessors, or academics can be used as references in improving the quality of the museum. Museum Keris Nusantara is one of the newly established museum that carries great expectations from both the public and the government, because it exhibits important objects that have been designated as Intangible Cultural Heritage by UNESCO. This paper intends to identify several problems in the management of the Nusantara Keris Museum and try to offer solutions to the handling of these problems. In general, the problems identified at the Keris Nusantara Museum are related to the completeness of the information; collection arrangement; narratives on collections; functioning of facilities and infrastructure; collection security; and museum management.


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