Garden of the East – Photography in Indonesia
- 19th Century Works Orde Poynton Gallery (Level 1); 20th Century works Project Gallery (Level 2)
Do not miss this opportunity to view images from the last century of colonial rule in the former Dutch East Indies. Garden of the East: photography in Indonesia 1850s-1940s includes over two hundred photographs, albums and illustrated books from the Gallery's extensive collection of photographic art from our nearest Asian neighbour.
A particular feature of Garden of the East is a selection of family albums bound in distinctive Japanese or Batik patterned cloth boards as records of a colonial lifestyle (for the affluent) in the Indies.
Through the National Gallery's collection and exhibition program the rich heritage of images by poorly known, forgotten and unknown photographers in Indonesia comes to life for new audiences.
Tickets: Free entry
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