(From the right) Mohammad Faisal Hasan Mujaddin, Ikhsan Rosyid, and Edy Budi Santoso in UNAIR History and Culture Museum. (Photo: Helmy Rafsanjani)
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UNAIR NEWS – History and Culture Museum of Universitas Airlangga has added some antiques to their collection. It has just got a donation of antiques from the Chinese Ming, Jing, Sung and Tang Dynasty. It expanded the range of collection as there used to be only domestic collections.

Aminuddin family, a research professor from Indonesian National Museum donated the collection. The son of the family, Mohammad Faisal Hasan Mujaddin., M.A., gave the collection symbolically on Monday, August 28 in the museum of History and Culture, Faculty of Humanities UNAIR. He said that the collection was from thousands of years ago.

“There are 12, including antiques from the Ming, Jing, Sung and Tang dynasty. All of them are precious and listed in cultural heritage catalogue,” said the coordinator of the museum, Edy Budi Santoso., S.S., M.A.

This collection according to Edy, can improve the insight of students or the next generation. It also gives understanding that this collection has high historical and economical value.

Unique and Historical

The antiques have long history of owners. It is worth SIN $750. Its uniqueness has made collectors compete to get it.

“These goods can be inexpensive. We can sell it for a million, depends on its uniqueness and the owners,” said Faisal, an alumnus of Master of Art, Lasalle College of The Art, Singapore.

How could we buy the antiques cheaply and abroad we can sell it expensively? It was because uniqueness and historical values are important.

In America and Hongkong, for example, there are ground detecting device used to predict the age of the soil. From the prediction, further research can be done to more about the antiques.

Unfortunately, Indonesia has not got this device so there are more fake stuffs in the market. (*)

Author: Binti Q. Masruroh

Editor: Defrina Sukma S

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