The person behind the upcoming ambitious Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (Museum MACAN) in Nusantara, Indonesia, is a businessman whose impressive collection of over 800 artworks spans both international and Indonesian art. The president of PT AKR Corporindo, a chemical and energy logistics company, as well as a luxury property developer, Adikoesoemo is already a major player in the Indonesian art community and abroad, being well known for collecting works by such artists as Jeff Koons, Gerhard Richter, and Affandi. He is also a trustee of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C. Adikoesoemo has set his sights on arts education and community engagement in financing the Museum MACAN, which is scheduled to open in 2017 in West Jakarta under the auspices of Thomas J. Berghuis, a former curator of Chinese art at the Guggenheim Museum, who will serve as director.
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