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Pictures in Asian African museum

The End of the World War II didn’t mean the end of animosity between nations. In some parts of the world, old problem remained while the new ones emerged.

The images in accordance with the sequence of events :

In 1954, tension mounted in Indochina, since the U.S. intervention in Indochina and the French war, because of the cold war spread to Southeast Asian. Prime Minister Ali Sostroamidjojo Indonesia accepted an invitation from John Kotelawala, Prime Minister of Sri Lanka, to attend the conference to be attended by five prime ministers, Sri Lanka, Burma, India, Pakistan and Indonesia, which was held in Colombo in April 1954. This conference this conference we named it Colombo Conference or Colombo Plan. More about this we can find it in wikipedia :  Colombo Plan.

Cold War



One of the key figures in world war II

Headed the rise of nations – Bogor Conference

Bogor Conference was held on December 28 to 30, 1954, in Bogor Palace with the approval of Indonesia’s first president Soekarno, in which the conference was held to discuss the final preparations implementation of Asian-African Conference. Indonesia Upon the invitation Prime Minister of indonesia Ali Sostroamidjojo , attended the Prime Minister of Burma (Unu), India (Nehru) ,Pakistan (Moh.Ali), and Sri Lanka (John Kotelawala).

More About Asian-African Conference on Wikipedia

“Bandung Walk” and Asia Africa Echoes from Bandung

Monday April 18, 1955, since dawn the activities of convivial The Opening Season of the Asian-African Confernce In Bandung city had been started. Around 08.30 am, delegates from many countries walked from Homann Hotel and Preanger Hotel to Gedung Merdeka in order to attend that event. Their walked is known as “The Historical Walk” (The Bandung Walks)

The Opening Session of The Asian-African Conference in “Gedung Merdeka” on 18 April 1955 

Diorama of the opening season of the Asian-African Conference

 Photos of Delegations from some countries


Museum of The Asian-African Conference

The museum is named MUSEUM OF THE ASIAN-AFRICAN CONFERENCE, in order to memorize the venue of the Asian-African Conference, that becomes the source of inspiration and motivation for the Asian-African nation.

The idea of established of the Asian- African Conference had been materialized by Mr. Joop Ave, the Executive Chairman of the Committee of the 25th Anniversary in cooperation with Department of Information, Department of Education and Culture, The Provincial Government of West Java and Padjadjaran University.

Museum of the asian-African Conference was inaugurated by President Soeharto, the second President of Indonesia on 24th april 1980 during the 25th Anniversary of the Asian-African Conference.

On 18 June 1986, the authority of Museum was returned by Department of Education and Culture to Department of Foreign Affairs under the supervision of Directorate of Public Diplomacy and it becomes a museum of diplomatik political history of Indonesia.

Asian African Conference in Bandung

The First Asian-African Conference which was held in Bandung West Java Indonesia on 18-24 April 1955, was a very important moment in the history of Indonesia foreign policy, nation and government. The result from that was Dasasila Bandung (Ten Principles of Bandung on Wikipedia), which became the guideline for the colonized countries fighting for independence.

The spirit of Asian-African Conference became guidance and motivation for Asian-African countries. It was also motivated young generation of Indonesia and Asian African nations to gain higher prestige.

The Asian-African Conference convened upon the invitation of the Prime Ministers of Burma, Ceylon, India, Indonesia and Pakistan. In addition to the sponsoring countries the following 24 countries participated in the conference :

1.Afghanistan, 2.Cambodia, 3.China, 4.Egypt, 5.Ethiophia, 6.Gold coast, 7.Iran, 8.Iraq, 9.Japan, 10.Jordan, 11.Laos, 12.Lebanon, 13.Liberia, 14.Libya, 15.Nepal, 16.Philippines, 17.Saudi Arabia, 18.Sudan, 19.Syria, 20.Thailand, 21.Turkey, 22.Democratic Republic of Vietnam, 23.State of Vietnam and 24.Yemen.

Asian-African Conference considered problem of common interest and concern to countries of Asia and Africa and discussed about :

A. Economic Cooperation, B. Cultural Cooperation, C. Human Rights and Self-determination, D. Problem of Dependent Peoples, E. Other Countries problem (Intern conflict), F. Promotion of World Peace and Cooperation, G. Declaration of The Promotion of World Peace and Cooperation.

The Asian-African Conference declared its conviction that friendly cooperation in accordance with these principles would effectively contribute to the maintanance and promotion of international peace and security, while cooperation in the economic, social and culture fields would help bring the common prosperity and well being of all.

 Merdeka Building in Bandung during the Asian-African Conference in 1955.

Conference Hall in “Gedung Merdeka”
“Gedung Merdeka” is the Building of the first Asian-Africa conference and serves as museum today.
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 Merdeka building in 2012 becomes a museum of Asian-African Conference 

57th Anniversary of the Asian-African Conference (1955-2012)


Asia-Africa conference had refreshed and revived the moral spirit of the heroes of Asia and Africa in their struggle for independence, so that which sovereign states and independent, many joined in the continent of Asia and Africa.

The Asian-African Conference also succeeded in developing the spirit of solidarity among Asian-African countries, facing regional and international problems. After the Asian-African Conference many conferences were held by many organization in Asia and Africa.

Ten Principles or The Spirit of Bandung (Dasasila Bandung) had changed the view of the world on international relations and changed the structure of the United Nations which was no longer mainly as a forum for the West or East.