On April 26, Ambassador Blake along with government representatives, city officials, the Cikini hospital, and the Center for Architecture Documentation (PDA) turned over research and documentation, completed this past year, of the Raden Saleh Mansion.
The research was made possible through a 2015 U.S. Embassy grant for USD 22,224.
The ceremony showcased U.S. support for a key Indonesian cultural preservation project, the only building in Indonesia designed by Raden Saleh, Indonesia’s first and foremost modern artist. Ambassador Blake emphasized our shared commitment to preserving Indonesia’s unique cultural diversity in his opening remarks as well as his media interview with 19 national print, online, TV, and architecture/design publications.
Guests also viewed a screening of an Embassy custom-produced video featuring a message from the Ambassador and documentation of this research project.