Asmat Museum of Culture and Progress

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The Asmat Museum of Culture and Progress (AMCP) is located in the city of Agats, in the Papua province of Indonesia. It was conceived by the Crosier missionary Frank Trenkenschuh in 1969 as a way to preserve traditional Asmat art as well as provide economic outlets to the Asmat people. It was built by the Diocese of Agats-Asmat, which also owns the museum. The American artist Tobias Schneebaum and Ursula Konrad helped in establishing the museum and it officially opened on August 17, 1973. The museum has catalogued approximately 1,200 items to its collection.[1]

The current director, as of 2007, is Eric Sarkol with John Ohoiwirin as assistant.


  1. ^ Schneebaum, Tobias (1985). Asmat Images. Crosier Mission Press. ISBN 0-918728-59-2. [page needed]

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