Organization - Brojobuwono Kris Museum

Brojobuwono Kris Museum
Basic Information
English Brojobuwono Kris Museum
Local language Padepekan dan Museum Kris Brojobuwono
Country Indonesia
Category Museum
Domain Oral Traditions and Expressions
Performing Arts
Social Practices, Rituals and Festive Events
Knowledge and Practices Concerning Nature and the Universe
Traditional Craftsmanship
Function Research
Education and Training
Established year 1999

To preserve and develop Indonesian kris culture through the process of education (learning), research, conservation, documentation, identification, and revitalization.


Padepokan Kris Brojobuwono was established in 1999 to play an active role in the preservation and development of Indonesian kris culture, through the process of education (learning), research, conservation, documentation, identification, and revitalization. As such, Padepokan Brojobuwono is equipped with:

  • Museum Kris as an education vehicle for research, publishing, and tourism;
  • Kris Studio as a vehicle for creation, research, and conservation; and
  • A stage to organize rituals and ceremonies related to kris, kris dance performances, and others.

The Brojobuwono Museum is a place where daggers from the past are collected and accessible to the public. The kris-making process is also open to the general public for those who want to learn.

A number of books about the Kris have been published by Padepokan Brojobuwono and disseminated to the public, including Indonesian Kris: An Introduction, Padepokan Brojobuwono, The Indonesian Kris preservation center.

Dissemination of information about Kris is also done by distributing materials to the public. For example, the Kris Dragon book was funded by the government and written by Teguh Basuki Yuwono, one of the main founders of the hermitage who also teaches at the Art Institute of Indonesia Surakarta.

Dissemination is also done through multimedia with filmmaking, such as Know Kris Indonesia and Prestige Technology Indonesia. A number of seminars are also conducted in order to get closer to kris culture, either for the general public or for students as the young generation successor to the nation.

Major Activities

The Padepokan and Brojobuwono Kris Museum preserves Indonesian kris culture through the following activities:

  • Revitalization of kris culture through educational efforts and information to the public.
  • Creation of a human resources expert in the kris through education, training, and development.
  • Production of copyrighted work supporting science and technology to retain the meaning, values, and ethics Indonesian kris.
Contact Information (Organization)
Address Desa Wonosari RT.01/RW.03, Kec. Gondangrejo, Kab. Karanganyar, 57773
Tel +6281329007378, +6281393236262

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