Formulation of Proclamation Text Museum

Jakarta, Indonesia

Formulation of Proclamation Text Museum

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The Formulation of Proclamation Text Museum (Indonesian: Museum Perumusan Naskah Proklamasi) is a history museum in Jakarta, Indonesia. The building is where the Proclamation of Indonesian Independence was formulated.

The building was built in 1920 following the design of J.F.L. Blankenberg. It is a two-floored, 1,138 m2 Art-Deco-style building over a 3,914 m2 plot of land. In 1931, the building was bought by insurance company Nillmij. At the time the Pacific War broke out, the building was being as the British General Consulate. During the Japanese occupation of the Dutch East Indies, the building became the residence of Rear Admiral Tadashi Maeda until the arrival of the Allies in Indonesia in September 1945, when the building was used by the British as the military HQ. The building was rented by the English Embassy from 1961 until 1981 when the building was given to the Indonesian Department of Education and Culture on December 28, 1981. In 1982, the building used by the National Library of Indonesia as an office building.

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