For today a skype conference call was scheduled between the Tropenmuseum and people from the Indonesian chapter. Sadly one of the key people of the Tropenmuseum could not make it so that conference call was postponed.
We had a conference call anyway, Ivan and Rani were in Indonesia with me in the Netherlands. We talked about how to prepare for a first contact, how important it is to know what a museum is, and we talked about the issues that proved to be important in my contacts..
This was a first great conversation and I hope that the many opportunities for partnership with Indonesian museums will materialise as well.