Archival Institution as Agent of Representation of Religious Plurality in Indonesia


Using qualitative research through literature analysis, this paper hows archival institutions could act as a strategic agent of representation to develop a network with religious communities in Indonesia. Thus, they all together could collect, preserve, and exhibit religious archives. Through that action, religious archives collection in the archival institution could represent the plurality of religions including 'state religion' and 'non-state religion'. Furthermore, religious archive could be used as a tool (weapon) to construct counter-narrative against dominant narrative that explain Indonesia only having 6 (six) religions yet also wants to abolish the history of religious plurality in Indonesia

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Harry Bawono, National Archives of The Republic of Indonesia, Indonesia

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Conference: LibrAsia2016
Stream: Archival Science - Documenting Society and Communities

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