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Adieyatna Fajri, MA

Biography

Adieyatna Fajri is a PhD Candidate at NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust, and Genocide Studies and Groningen Institute of Archaeology, University of Groningen. He conducts research within the project Pressing Matter: Ownership, Value and the Question of Colonial Heritage in Museums.

His research investigates the archaeological and museological traces remaining from the demolition of Banten royal palace in the early 19th century by the Dutch colonial government. Engaging with reflections on potential forms of Cultural Genocide, his research analyses the material and immaterial legacies of this extreme violence which simultaneously shape the process of musealization and heritage formation and what this might mean for reconciliation of both communities in Indonesia and the Netherlands which connected through diverse but interrelated ways with this historical event.

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