Initial construction of UGM Museum started today (15/5). Temporarily, the location is at the Bulaksumur official residence of D6 and D7. The event was marked with prayers and handover of keys from Vice Rector for Research and Community Service, Prof. Dr. Suratman, M.Sc., to contractors, witnessed by team members: Prof. Dr. dr. Sutaryo, Sp.A(K), Drs. Arif Akhyat, M.A., Heri Santoso, S.S., M.Hum., Widodo Usman, S.TP., M.Sc. , Ari Kusmiran, S.Kom, Dra. Suwarni, Ari Cahyono, S.Si., etc.
Prof. Dr. Suratman said that the Museum would occupy the residences temporarily before it moved to the new building. It is expected that the Museum will strengthen UGM role nationally and internationally.
Meanwhile, Prof. Dr. dr. Sutaryo said that the Museum had long been initiated. He believed that no university would progress without a museum as a source of inspiration for the future.
“UGM has to actively think about the state and the nation. As we see from the availabe collections of the Museum, UGM is an excellent university as a populist and struggle university,” said Sutaryo.
The team is led by Dr. Daud Aris Tanudirjo, M.A. They are currently focusing on the material artifacts inherited from founding fathers, such as Prof. Sardjito, Ki Sarmidi Mangunsarkoro, Ki Hadjar Dewantara, Prof. Notonegoro, Prof. Dr. Ir. Herman Johannes, Prof. Dr. Koesnadi Hardjasoemantri, Prof. Ir. Hardjoso Prodjopangarso, etc.
The team collects materials such as seats and other learning devices used in the early period of establishment that was conducted at Pagelaran Kraton Ngayogyakarta Hadiningrat. They also accept collections from alumni, family of senior figures etc.