Sri Sultan Hamengkubuwono IX Museum
Born in Yogyakarta with a GRM Dorojatun on April 12, 1912, Hamengkubuwono IX is the son of Sultan Hamengkubuwono VIII and Queen Raden Maya Kustilah. At the age of 4 years Hamengkubuwono IX lived apart from his family. He was educated in HIS school in Yogyakarta, MULO schoolin Semarang, and AMS school in Bandung, he called Sultan Henkie. In the 1930s he enrolled at Rijkuniversiteit (now the University of Groningen).
Hamengkubuwono IX was crowned as the Sultan of Yogyakarta on March 18, 1940 with the title “Sampeyan Dalem Ingkang Sinuhun Kanjeng Sultan Hamengkubuwono Senopati Ing Alogo Ngabdurrokhman Sayidin Panatagama Khalifatullah ingkang Jumeneng Kaping Songo“. He is the sultan who opposed the Dutch and encourage the independence of Indonesia. In addition, he also encouraged the government of Indonesia gives special status of Yogyakarta with title “Special”.
Since 1946 he has several times served as ministers in the cabinet led by President Sukarno. His official role in 1966 was the Chief Minister is in the field of Economy. In 1973 he was appointed as vice president. At the end of his term in 1978, he refused to be re-elected as vice president for health reasons. However, there are rumors saying that the real reason he resigned was because did not like the repressive Soeharto as the Malari and drifting events at CCN.
He attended the celebration of 50 years rule of Queen Wilhelmina in Amsterdam, the Netherlands in 1938
Sunday night October 2, 1988, he died at George Washington University Medical Center, United States and was buried in the cemetery of the sultan of Mataram in Imogiri.
This museum is located within the Sultan’s Palace which was inaugurated by Sri Sultan Hamengkubuwono X on November 18, 1990. Objects / equipment, photographs and service marks and the goods are displayed in this museum special miik or received late Sri Sultan Hamengkubuwono IX. Opening hours along with the Sultan’s Palace.