Let's traveling to Lebak Regency, Banten Province! There is now new attraction, namely Multatuli Museum. The museum that commemorates the repellent character of Dutch Colonialism displays the history of colonialism and anti-colonialism from various sides. Multatuli Museum has stood in the former building of Kewedanaan Rangkasbitung in East Square no. 8 Rangkasbitung, Lebak, Banten. The building is very easy to find if you visit Rangkasbitung City. You can find the museum on the right side of the Regent's Office, as well as adjacent to Saidjah and Adinda Library, the largest regional library in Banten.

In the museum with a building area of ​​about 1,842 square meters, there are many historic goods owned by Edward Dowes Dekker, the owner of the original name Multatuli. There are many historic and antique collections like the French edition of the first French-language Max Havelaar (1876), former Multatuli house, Multatuli lithography, Lebak old maps, Multatuli archives, and other books. The interesting thing about this museum is physical evidence in the form of Multatuli correspondence with Indies officials about the condition of Lebak society, photographs, and the first publication of Max Havelaar.

The Government of Lebak Regency, Iti Octavia Jayabaya, has long established cooperation with the Multatuli Association (Multatuli Genootschap) in the Netherlands. This is duplicate a number of related documents Eduard Douwes Dekker. Multatuli Museum has seven rooms divided into four themes. The four themes are the history of colonialism to Indonesia, Multatuli and his work, the history of Lebak and Banten, as well as the development of Rangkasbitung today.

Head of Culture and Museum Section, Department of Education and Culture, Lebak District, Ubaidillah Muchtar, said the content of the museum was interactive and informative, such as the audiovisual room and the labyrinth. On the outside of the museum, there was an interactive monument Multatuli, Saidjah, and Adinda.

Visitors can enjoy audiovisual space as well as a very informative maze. You can see and listen to history with modern equipment, from LCD screens and headset devices. The Multatuli Museum provides extensive information, such as history, knowledge, artifacts, books, photos, podcasts, infographics, multimedia, and images.

Multatuli Museum also invites variety of communities to use the pendopo located at the front of the museum. Pendopo can be used for various activities such as seminars, workshops, discussions, film screenings, book review, and more.

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