Yudita Royandi, Erwin Halim

All over the world, spices have been a part of everyday human habits since ancient times. Several types of spices are combined to produce a certain taste in a dish, so as to produce characteristics that define a certain culture. In other words, spices play an important role in shaping the cultural identity of a particular tribe, region or country.

Spice can be described as any material that is dry, has a distinctive aroma, whether in whole, flaky or powdered form, which produces a delicious taste in dishes. Included in the spice category are roots, seeds, dry leaves and fresh leaves that have a sharp aroma. In this modern times it becomes easier is to find instant spices everywhere, that makes more young people are no longer familiar with the plants, the shape of the leaves / seeds, and the distinctive aroma of the spices found in the dishes they consume. Don’t even know where the spices come from. So the spice museum with a display that provides complete information, such as visual, audial, tactile and olfactory will make a meaningful contribution to reintroducing and preserving local spices. The current pandemic requires us to face the New Normal from all way of life. Likewise, the spice museum display is designed with multimedia innovations concerning health protocol, so that visitors can still touch the materials, and also find out the fragrant aroma of spices and the history of its development.