Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Gender, Culture and Society, ICGCS 2021, 30-31 August 2021, Padang, Indonesia

Research Article

Local People's Perception Towards Visitation to Museum Rumah Kelahiran Buya Hamka: An Ungendered Perspective

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.30-8-2021.2316291,
        author={Ferdinal  Ferdinal and Maizufri  Maizufri and Donny  Syofyan and Edria  Sandika},
        title={Local People's Perception Towards Visitation to Museum Rumah Kelahiran Buya Hamka: An Ungendered Perspective},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Gender, Culture and Society, ICGCS 2021, 30-31 August 2021, Padang, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICGCS},
        year={2022},
        month={4},
        keywords={birth home museum hamka literary tourism local people perception},
        doi={10.4108/eai.30-8-2021.2316291}
    }
    
  • Ferdinal Ferdinal
    Maizufri Maizufri
    Donny Syofyan
    Edria Sandika
    Year: 2022
    Local People's Perception Towards Visitation to Museum Rumah Kelahiran Buya Hamka: An Ungendered Perspective
    ICGCS
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.30-8-2021.2316291
Ferdinal Ferdinal1,*, Maizufri Maizufri2, Donny Syofyan3, Edria Sandika3
  • 1: Literary Studies Master Program, Faculty of Humanities, Andalas University
  • 2: Cultural Studies Master Program, Faculty of Humanities, Andalas University
  • 3: English Department, Faculty of Humanities, Andalas University
*Contact email: ferdinal@hum.unand.ac.id

Abstract

Local people, both male, and female contribute significantly to the development of tourism in their area. Their perception towards visitors will influence their behaviors towards literary tourism destinations, including those in West Sumatra. The article aims at, first, evaluating the visitation to Museum Rumah Kelahiran Buya HAMKA within five years (2015-2019), analyzing the attitudes and behaviors of the local people towards visitation, scrutinizing how the people deal with the visit’s socio-culturally, and lastly, showing how the people perceive the visitation. The data on visitation were gathered from the museum archive. The information on local people's ungendered perceptions came from a questionnaire filled in by a sample of 30 people in Sungai Batang, West Sumatra, Indonesia. The descriptive survey technique was used to determine how the local people perceived the museum and its visitors. The results indicate that the yearly visits remain constant. However, the museum's monthly visits fluctuate and correlate with the visit times. The people generally support the museum's existence, the visitors, and the side effects of the visitation. Their answers indicate that they pay positive attitudes and behaviors towards the museum's activities because they helped improve their local economy.