Restoration of Historical Photos of RM Margono Djojohadikusumo’s Family

Restoration of Historical Photos of RM Margono Djojohadikusumo’s Family

There are times when old photos of a family are not only valuable to the said family. They can be very valuable to a nation because they contain invaluable historical data. Such are the photos of the ancestors of Hashim Djojohadikusumo, the chairman of ARSARI Djojohadikusumo Foundation.

Some of the photos in the album are very old, fragile, and decaying away. They record images of various historical figures of the Indonesian nation. Apart from family members such as RM Margono Djojohadikusumo and Prof. Sumitro Djojohadikusumo, there are also many figures from the Indonesian independence movement like Budi Utomo and others. Such is the importance of this old and historic album, so much that YAD took the initiative to call upon professional assistance in order to conserve these photos.

The conservator is Dina S. from the collection care and conservation team at the National Museum. In 2018, she started her career as Main Conservator at the Museum Bank Indonesia, and handled the conservation of materials from paper, photos, metals and others.

So far, almost all the photos in the two main albums have been successfully conserved.

Greetings in conservation.

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