Fine Arts & Ceramics Museum (Balai Seni Rupa), Jakarta

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The Museum of Fine Arts and Ceramics (Museum Seni Rupa dan Keramik is a museum in Jakarta, Indonesia. The museum is dedicated especially to the display of traditional fine art and ceramics of Indonesia. The museum is located in east side of Fatahillah Square, near Jakarta History Museum and Wayang Museum.HistoryThe building of the Fine Art and Ceramic Museum was completed on January 12, 1870, and was used as the Court of Justice . The building was known as Paleis van Justitie. During the Japanese occupation, the building was used by KNIL and later after the independence of Indonesia, was used as the Indonesian military dormitory and as the logistic warehouse. In 1967, the building was used as the West Jakarta Mayor Office. In 1974, the building was used as an office for the Jakarta Museum and History Department. The building was officially inaugurated as the Fine Art and Ceramic museum by president Soeharto on August 20, 1976.CollectionThe museum displays the traditional handicraft of Indonesia. The museum also displays paintings by Indonesian painters such as the romanticist painter Raden Saleh and expressionist painter Affandi. The paintings are organized by important period in Indonesian fine arts history: The Raden Saleh Era Room (1880–1890), Hindia Jelita Room (1920s), Persagi Room (1930s), Japanese Occupation Period Room (1942–1945), Pendirian Sanggar ("Founding of Art Studio") Room (1945–1950), Birth of Realism Room (1950s), and the Contemporary Art Room (1960s-now
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  • August 20, 2017
    This museum is located on the western side of the Fatahillah Square. The building was built in 1870. It is another example of colonial architecture. The museum was previously the office of the Jakarta...  more »
  • June 30, 2017
    bangunannya artistic dengan pilar pilar besar. menandakan di bangun di era jaman colonial belanda. didalamnya terdapat berbagai koleksi seni dan keramik antic yang sangat bernilai sejarah. banyak yang...  more »
  • June 5, 2017
    Actually its good, maybe need some sign n keep up the cleanliness. Its complete and very precious, we need to give more service with that  more »
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  • August 30, 2017
    Located in the colonial courthouse, the Jakarta Art Museum offers visitors a glimpse of the history of Indonesian art. The good bits: The building is very Instagrammable, the entry is cheap, & the ground floor AC is a huge relief The bad bits: The art is poorly kept-the paintings have probably been picked at by visitors, the pottery is overwhelmingly Majapahit, & the narrative is practically nonexistent (true for most Indonesian museums)
  • July 13, 2017
    It is such a great place of knowing the fine arts of Indonesia. There are paintings, craftings, wrought irons. You should come here
  • September 3, 2017
    The historical building and the museum of Jakarta, have great building architecture. This place is the education tourism destination in Jakarta
  • June 16, 2017
    The arts inside is so good, and the place can be easily spotted when you're just walking around don't know where to go, this place is strategic.
  • September 4, 2017
    You can learn ceramic goods here and they're pretty informative

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