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The collection of the MuMA illustrate the history, culture and current events of the Mollucan community in the Netherlands and the Moluccas. It exists of:
Visual material (photographs/slides/negatives)
Archives (under construction)
Newspaper clippings (from 1950-present)
Audiovisual material (amongst others: interviews and recordings from other persons)
Database (list of important events)
The archival collection consists of archives of individuals, organizations and some loose
documents. Thanks to the subsidy from “Het Gebaar en Erfgoed van de Oorlog” (translated
as: the Gesture and Heritage of War institution), the MuMa was able to digitalize an important part of the archives. In the coming years there will be further work in progress on the digitalization of archives. The collections that are available through the internet, will therefore also be regularly updated. If you are interested in searching through our archives and magazines in the reading room, please make an appointment in advance. The archives of individuals and organizations have the following format:
A 001: P.W. Lokollo
A 002: E.G. Pattiheuwean
A 003: A.F. Pasanea
A 004: S. Metiarij/GIM
A 005: K. van Rijckevorsel
A 006: S. Latul
A 007: C. Verbeek
A008: U. Santi
A 009: J.P. Nikijuluw
A 010: W. Mual
A 011: Th.O. Kuhuwael (niet digitaal)
A 012: J. Sinke
A 013: J.A. Manusama
A 014: K. Vigeleyn Nikijuluw
A 015: Badan Persatuan Republik Maluku Selatan (BPRMS)
A 016: F.A. Aponno
A 017: Stichting Door de Eeuwen Trouw (DDET)
A 018: J. Oudman
A 019: CAZ
A 020: Chr.R.S. Soumokil
A 021: DDET/De Vries
A 022 :D. Tuhusula
Some part of the archive collection has not been organized yet and is therefore not accessible. These include the archives of the Inspraakorgaan Welzijn Molukkers, J. Matauseja, M.Fr. Mual, H.M.A.G. Smeets, J. Syatauw, H. Zwarteveen, J.F. Limahelu, F. Steijlen, ds van Herwerden.
The database consist of over 2500 events in the Moluccan history from 1599 to the present. An important part is formed by data showing the daily development of the Kerusuhan, which is the Civil War that raged the Mollucans from 1999. The source of this data is the InfoDoc which at that time was specifically set up to provide information to the Moluccans in the Netherlands.
Of the available journal volumes, the following are also digitally available in the reading room (by appointment): Cakalele, De Zuidmolukker, Iccan-brief, Kora-Kora, Lembaga, Marinjo (IWM), Mata Rantai, Mena Muria (door A.F. Pasanea), Mena Muria (voorlichtingsblad RMS), Mena Muria (krant), MHM-Nieuwsbrief, Pedoman, Pertemuan, Stem van Ambon, Tagalaja, Tanuar, Tjenghkeh, Toma, Zelfbeschikking. They can be searched by any word or name.
A special collection are the newspapers from the Moluccas from around the year 2000 to the present: Ambon Ekpres, Dewa, Ekspresi, Info Baru, Metro Maluku, Suara Maluku (some are also digitally available in the reading room, by appointment).
first was in the period of 1988-1989 with people in the Netherlands, the second was in 2009-2010 in the Netherlands and in Indonesia, which was done as being a part of the program Heritage of the War – Witnesses’Stories.