West Nusa Tenggara State Museum
History and museums
West Nusa Tenggara State Museum (Indonesian Museum Negeri Nusa Tenggara Barat) is a state museum located in Mataram, Lombok Island, Indonesia. The museum is the provincial museum of the West Nusa Tenggara province.
The museum collects 7,387 items (2006) related to Lombok and Sumbawa traditional arts (e.g. traditional kris, songket, basketware and masks) as well related subject such as geology, archaeology, architecture, biology, ceramic, paintings, and others.
Some of the museum's collection are wedding costumes of the Sasak, Samawa, and Mbojo ethnic groups, several fossils, colonial coins from the Portuguese, Spanish, and Dutch, and traditional weapon from the Bima Sultanate of Mataram.
The museum also collects traditional items related to mysticism such as divining stones, and traditional items to ward off bad luck, lightning, weakness, and so on.