The Museum of West Nusa Tenggara (NTB) Province is holding an exhibition of innovations made by vocational school students to welcome the implementation of the World Superbike (WSBK) event.
The exhibition entitled “Technology as a Source of Science and Culture” is being held from November 9–15, 2022, in the museum’s hall and is showcasing the creations of the students of Vocational Public High School (SMKN) 3 Mataram, head of the NTB State Museum, Ahmad Nuralam, said here on Wednesday.
The WSBK motor racing event will be held at the Pertamina Mandalika International Street Circuit, Central Lombok district, NTB province, on November 11–13.
“We are holding this temporary exhibition to welcome WSBK as well as increase the number of visits to the museum. Hence, our exhibition is open two days before WSBK until two days after WSBK,” the head of the museum added.
In addition to cooperating with the SMKN, the museum has worked with the NTB Provincial Research and Technology Agency (Brida) to display around 65 works based on the theme of technological revolution, he stated.
The innovations belong to four categories, namely household appliances, production machines, transportation technology, and communication technology.
One of the showcased innovations is an electric cidomo, a traditional carriage that is usually drawn by horses, Nuralam informed.
SMKN 3 Mataram and NTB Brida have many more innovation results, however, due to limited exhibition space, only a few of them are currently on display, he added.
“Hopefully, it can be a special attraction for tourists visiting the museum,” he remarked.
Assistant I for government affairs and people’s welfare in the NTB provincial government, Madani M., lauded the implementation of the event.
“This activity is also a part of the promotion of historical tourism in our area,” he stated.
A museum is a center of local civilization, thus if people want to see culture and technology created by the local community in one place, they should visit a museum, he said.
“Museums are not inanimate recollections, since their establishment aims to be seen as a lesson for the younger generation,” he remarked.
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