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27 May 2014

Goethe-Institut Jakarta

The Goethe-Institut Jakarta organizes and supports a wide range of cultural events to present German culture abroad and foster intercultural exchange in Jakarta. As the regional institute for Southeast Asia, Australia and NewZealand, the Goethe-Institut Jakarta increasingly exploits the potential of the regional relationship networks borne of both its cultural history and the effects of globalisation, in its regional projects and current plans.

The Goethe-Institut Jakarta is extended by the GoetheHaus, a modern events hall with a foyer for exhibitions, serving as one of the main venues in Jakarta’s cultural scene. We frequently organize and host cultural events such as exhibitions, concerts, artists’ talks, readings and film screenings.

In 2009, the Institute’s director, Franz Xaver Augustin, curated and co-produced (with Erasmushuis, Jakarta) an exhibition on Wilhelm Junghuhn, a German botanist who began to explore Indonesia twenty years earlier than Wallace, authoring the first comprehensive map of Java in 1855.

With our extensive network in Southeast Asia, we agree to provide overall support for the proposed project, both locally and with regards to advising the exhibition’s future touring throughout Southeast Asia; we will also provide travel grants and help with additional funding where possible.