Memberships & Affiliations

June 5, 2012 |

Arts Organizations

The Arts Council of Greater New Haven
NHarts-logoThe Arts Council in its own words: “At the heart of The Arts Council is a desire to connect both artists and residents of Greater New Haven with vibrant and creative arts experiences. We encourage and facilitate a broad array of cultural opportunities and foster unique, non-traditional encounters with art.  Find out more about what we do.”
Cultural Data Arts
Data Arts in its own words:  “Data Is Our Medium — Our appreciation for arts and culture is matched only by our passion for analytics and evidence-based insights that unlock business potential in a way intuition alone simply can’t. We’re working across the sector to build a new resource that illuminates national trends and local nuance, helping us all make the case that indeed, culture counts.”


Museum Memberships

Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History
Director’s Welcome Message: “One of the most fundamental challenges of the 21st Century is the documentation and conservation of the world’s cultural and biological diversity. As part of a University with a strong commitment to environmental research, the Yale Peabody Museum, with its world-class collections (numbering over 12 million specimens and growing), is able to bring tremendous resources to bear in addressing this challenge. Our mission, to advance knowledge and a broad understanding of Earth’s history, life and cultures has never been more important. Every year, our Curators and staff conduct field research on every continent while advanced technologies help us draw fresh information from specimens, some of which have been in the collections for decades. Our educational activities inspire people, especially children, with a love for the natural and cultural world and an appreciation of its importance to human health and wellbeing.”
Members of the Yale Art Museums
“Members of the Yale Art Museums, the joint membership organization of the Yale University Art Gallery and the Yale Center for British Art, provides essential support for the education and community outreach programs of both museums. Benefits include calendars of events and programs, previews of special exhibitions with curators and directors, and invitations to exhibition openings and lectures. In addition, Members receive reduced rates for symposia, excursions, workshops, and other special programs as well as discounts at museum stores and the Chapel-York parking garage.”
Yale University Art Gallery
“The Yale University Art Gallery, founded in 1832, today houses a collection that has grown to rank with those of the major public art museums in the United States. Its two connected buildings house ancient, medieval, and Renaissance art, Near and Far Eastern art, archaeological material from the University’s excavations, Pre-Columbian and African art, works of European and American masters from virtually every period, and a rich collection of modern art. Across the street, the Yale Center for British Art, which opened in 1977, holds the largest collection of British art and illustrated books anywhere outside the United Kingdom.”
New Haven Museum

“Three hundred and sixty-two years of history come to life at the New Haven Museum. From the colony’s founding as a puritan village through its growth into a major industrial center and now a thriving metropolitan area, New Haven’s history is brought to life for our visitors, inspiring a rich appreciation of the City’s past, present, and future. In 1638, English Puritans established the New Haven Colony, which soon included what are now the towns of New Haven, Branford, Guilford, Milford, and Stamford, as well as Southold on Long Island. The settlers planned their town around a grid of nine squares centered on the Meeting House on the Green, a distinctive geographic feature of the city today….  In 1862, a group of New Haven’s civil leaders organized the New Haven Colony Historical Society (today known as the New Haven Museum) to preserve the documents and artifacts of their community in a time of war and rapid change. The founders immediately began collecting furniture, paintings, photographs, manuscripts, books and ephemera, looking back over 200 years to the establishment of the Colony.”




Indonesian Heritage Society

“The Indonesian Heritage Society is a non-profit organization which aims to promote interest in and knowledge of Indonesia’s cultural heritage. With a large multinational group of registered Friends, the Heritage Society seeks to illuminate the rich artistic, historical and cultural traditions of Indonesia for the international community of Jakarta.  2010, was a milestone for the Heritage Society.  It was the 40th year that our all-volunteer, non-profit organization has worked to accomplish its goals to increase knowledge and appreciation of Indonesia’s rich cultural heritage.”

World Wildlife Fund

“The tiger, largest of all cats, is one of the most charismatic and evocative species on Earth; it is also one of the most threatened…

Sumatran Tiger (Scientific name: Panthera tigris sumatrae)     

IUCN Listing: Critically Endangered

Habitat: Montane forests, the remaining blocks of the island’s lowland forest, peat swamps, and freshwater swamp forests

Location: Exclusively on the Indonesian island of Sumatra

Interesting Fact: Sumatran tigers are protected by law in Indonesia, with tough provisions for jail time and steep fines. Despite increased efforts in tiger conservation, including law enforcement and anti-poaching capacity, a substantial market remains in Sumatra for tiger parts and products.

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About Us

We are the local New Haven, CT branch of the International Silat Federation of America and Indonesia, dedicated to sharing the traditional arts, culture, music, theater, and natural wellness methods of the Minangkabau community of West Sumatra, Indonesia.