01 Mar 2018
Nusa Dua (Antaranews Bali) - A number of ambassadors visited the Museum Pasifika in Nusa Dua, Badung regency a series of diplomatic tours held by the Indonesian government in order to restore the tourism of the island.
"We hope they are impressed and convey to their country that Bali is safe to visit," said Philippe Augier, Museum Pasifika Founder in Nusa Dua, Badung regency, on Sunday.
In the golden opportunity, Philippe wanted to show the delegates of the sabbat state that Bali has a distinctive tourism appeal with a cultural background, art, and tradition.
The hallmark of Balinese life is painted in the masterpiece of world-class painting maestros.
Balinese art, culture, and tradition also attracted the attention of the ambassadors of friendly countries who chose to visit the museum that opened in 2006 on the last day of diplomacy tours.
The ambassadors and representatives of sabbat countries visiting the museum include Mexico, Jordan, North Korea, France, Pakistan, Serbia, Cuba, Lebanon, Kazakhstan, Slovakia, Morocco and other countries.
The ambassadors who invited as well as his wife, family or companion were traveling through a museum area of ??1.2 hectares in 11 rooms that showcased 600 works of art paintings and sculptures typical of Bali and Indonesia.
Other artworks feature paintings from countries in Europe, Asia Pacific, Indochina to Polynesia.
The painters include Andrean Jean Le Mayeur, Raden Saleh, Basoeki Abdullah, Walter Spies, Antonio Blanco, Maurice Sterne, Czelaw Mystkowski, Theo Meier, Emilio Ambron, Andre Maire and a number of other famous painters.
Mexico's Ambassador to Indonesia Armando G Alvarez, who was the first time to Bali, admitted to being amazed by the art, culture, and traditions of the Island of the Gods.
He deepened the Balinese culture after seeing the past life painted in masterpieces by world-class maestro painting at Museum Pasifika.
"We may want to build a relationship between the Museum Pasifika and the Maya Museum on the Yucatan Peninsula," he said.
The senior diplomat admitted to delivering Bali-related information to his citizens as it is safe to visit.
In line with Armando, French Ambassador to Indonesia Jean-Charles Berthonnet admitted to being amazed by the collection in the museum which he judged to have a distinctive charm like the Louvre Museum in Paris.
On that occasion, Jean-Charles admitted his side will provide objective information to its citizens who want to travel to Bali that the area is safe to visit after he saw the latest condition on the Island of God after the eruption of Mount Agung.
"The previous impact is a short impact and now it's good again to attract tourists including from France," he said.
Tourism diplomacy was held as an effort to recover post-eruption of Mount Agung by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Indonesia, Ministry of Tourism, Provincial Government of Bali, ITDC, Bali Tourism Board (BTB) by inviting ambassadors of friendly countries tour on the Island of the Gods.
Around 100 delegates representing ambassadors and representatives of friendly countries from 38 countries attended the tour diplomacy tour, 23-25 February 2018.
During their holiday in Bali, the ambassadors enjoyed tours of which include "ring of fire tour" at Tirta Gangga and Pura Besakih in Karangasem, Kintamani Bangli, and Tegalalang Gianyar, golfing, spa and visiting the Museum Pasifika Nusa Dua. (*)
Source (ID) : https://bali.antaranews.com/berita/125756/dubes-mancanegara-kunjungi-museum-pasifika-nusa-dua-video