Royal Batavian Society of Arts and Sciences

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Museum of the Royal Batavian Society of Arts and Sciences c.1875–1885, now the National Museum of Indonesia

The Royal Batavian Society of Arts and Sciences (Dutch: Koninklijk Bataviaasch Genootschap van Kunsten en Wetenschappen, 1778-1962) was a Dutch learned society in Batavia (now Jakarta, Indonesia).

The society was founded in 1778 by naturalist Jacob Cornelis Matthieu Radermacher as the Bataviaasch Genootschap der Konsten en Wetenschappen (Batavian Society of Arts and Sciences), and assumed its current name in 1910. After Indonesian independence in 1949, it was renamed the Lembaga Kebudajaan Indonesia in 1950, and in 1962 ceased operation. Its collection is now in the Museum Nasional.

Other institutions established by the society[edit]

The Zoological Museum of Bogor, established in 1894 by the Batavia Society of Art and Science.

The society made the plans for the Hortus Botanicus Bogoriense in Bogor in 1817. The Zoological Museum of Bogor (Museum Zoologicum Bogorinse) was established by the Batavia Society of Art and Science in Bogor, Indonesia in 1894. The Bibliotheca Bogoriense (Bogor Library) made Bogor into an important center of biological science.[1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cultural Policy in Indonesia (PDF). Paris: UNESCO. 1973. pp. 29–33. Retrieved February 17, 2013

Additional sources[edit]

  • G. Kolff, Feestbundel uitgegeven door het Koninklijk Bataviaasch Genootschap van Kunsten en Wetenschappen bij gelegenheid van zijn 150 jarig bestaan, 1778-1928, published in two volumes in by the Society, Weltevreden (Indonesia), 1929.
  • J.P.M. Groot, Van de Grote Rivier naar het Koningsplein : het Bataviaasch Genootschap van Kunsten en Wetenschappen, 1778-1867 (= proefschrift). Leiden, 2006.
  • Scholarly Societies Project