Call for Participants: International Summer Course on Imogiri Saujana Heritage

September 07, 2016

The Center for Heritage Conservation, Universitas Gadjah Mada, will organize an International Summer Course on Imogiri Saujana Heritage 2016 on October 6-19, 2016.

The theme for this year is "Participatory Planning and Design on the Imogiri Batik Eco-Museum. This Course will be emphasized on enhancing participants' knowledge and understanding on saujana heritage conservation, and impementing concepts and techniques of saujana heritage conservation in planning and design of the local outstanding that is batik center and cultural landscape into an eco-musuem. This program also aims to give a contribution to the development of Imogiri Cultural Lanscape Heritage as the World Center of Excellence of Batik. 

In 2014, the City of Yogyakarta was declared in China by World Crafts Council as the World Batik City and on October 12-16, 2016 there will be held the Jogja International Batik Biennale 2016/JIBB2016 (open for public). The International Summer Course on Imogiri Saujana Heritage activities will be integrated to the JIBB2016 program.

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The Tembusu (Fagraea fragrans) is a large evergreen tree in the family Gentianaceae. It is native to Southeast Asia. Its trunk is dark brown, with deeply fissured bark, looking somewhat like a bittergourd. It grows in an irregular shape from 10 to 25m high. Its leaves are light green and oval in shape. Its yellowish flowers have a distinct fragrance and the fruits of the tree are bitter tasting red berries, which are eaten by birds and fruit bats.