Reinventing Souls of Heritage Buildings

Public-private partnerships can be used to revitalize historical inner-city areas. Experience gained in this field in the Netherlands is being shared with partners in Indonesia.

Heritage preservation

This publication is a report on a working visit in September 2016 by the Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands and Stadsherstel Amsterdam to Jakarta, Indonesia. Stadsherstel is a Dutch organization established for a social purpose: to save historically significant buildings. Since 2010, the Cultural Heritage Agency and Stadsherstel have been engaged in a dialogue with Indonesian partners on the potential role of public-private partnerships (PPP) in the preservation of built heritage. As such, this working visit was an extension of previous meetings in Jakarta and Amsterdam. One such earlier visit, which took place in 2014, is described in the publication ‘Public Interest, Private Initiative’.


Text: Angeline Basuki, Dré van Marrewijk, Emmy Schouten, Casper Wienia, Hasti Tarekat
Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands, Stadsherstel Amsterdam, PT. Pembangunan Kota Tua Jakarta-Jakarta Old Town Revitalization Consortium (PT. PKTJ-JOTRC), Heritage Hands On, 2016