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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  • Surprised at how well curated the collections are now. Interesting survey of various periods in Indonesia's history as seen thru art. Really liked the Majapahit era pottery.  more »
  • Great location near Kota Train Station, great collection too. Some times, some painting were lending for another exhibition. Old building but nice and clean.  more »
  • Museum ini bersebelahan dengan Kantor Imigrasi Jakarta Barat, berdekatan dengan Museum Sejarah Jakarta, Museum Wayang, dan Museum Bank Indonesia. Penampilan luar gedung ini sangat indah dengan pilar-p...  more »