Conservation

Cultural material preservation in Indonesia are much refer to proverb in Java culture which mean to understanding environment governance and conservation, so can benefit for today and next generation, which is ;

  1. "memayu hayuning bawana", means keep, protect and save the world and conserving cultural heritage;

  2. “wewangan kang umure luwih saka paroning abad, haywa kongsi binabad, becik den mulyakna kadya wujude hawangun”, means material or building which have 50 years old are historic and cultured building or material should be use as researching, adding knowledge for advance and benefit for human and environment;

  3. ”yen wis kliwat separo abad, jwa kongsi binabad”, means if material or building has thorough a half decade its suggest to not destroyed.

Conservation and Heritage center, PT Kereta Api Indonesia (persero) make a guide about TECHNICAL CONSERVATION GUIDELINES OF RAILWAY BUILDING immediately. This technical guidelines will be the main reference for the conservation, preservation and revitalization of old railway buildings so the uniqueness and value of building history is not lost due to modernization of old buildings that do not use the principles and aesthetics of conservation, preservation and revitalization to the ancient and historic buildings.

In line with doctrine and mandate of UU No. 5 year 1992, so Conservation and Heritage center, PT Kereta Api Indonesia (Persero) doing conservation activities, preservation or revitalization in some company material or building that still used today or cannot be used anymore, like :

BUILDING

1 Lawang Sewu Building, Semarang
Work Steps :
Building damage data collection
New fence construction
2 Parahyangan Homestead, Bandung
Work Steps :
Building damage data collection
3 Solo Jebres station
Work Steps :
Building damage data collection
4 Signal home of Tanjung Priuk station
Work Steps :
Building damage data collection

 

NON BUILDING

1 D300 23 diesel locomotive
Work Steps :
damage data collection
2 UH-995 manual crane
Work Steps :
damage data collection
3 C12 18 steam locomotive
Work Steps :
damage data collection

Historical heritage material preservation as mandate in UU No 5 Year 1992 especially from architectural aspect become one off it’s attractiveness. Old and historical building maintenance will become bridge for today and future. A nation will become bigger if they look to their past and took some learn from it.

Preservation purpose is to protect, fixing old and historic buildings. Conservation is an action to keep old and historic building in whole with traditional and or modern ways by synthetic or today’s material.

Old building term is used to show building or static object like building, settlement, historical sites, artistic, architecture, social, culture and science.

Conservation consists of area maintenance including the building so cultural value that stored in it, like beauty, history, science and social in past, now and future still maintain.

 
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