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

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Art Museum Museum
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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TripAdvisor
  • 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 »
  • I asked for a tour guide and was given one hitch was a big help as little is in English. They actually have a quite good collection which is generally poorly displayed, curated and lit. Still worth a ...  more »
  • 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 »
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  • 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.
  • Wide Variety of Porcellain, interesting Art, Pottery Workshops...beautiful Building..Plants , all in Good shape...Good Smell was in the Air...
  • Do not expected from Jakartas museums a lot, this museum has nice collection of different Keramik over the World which reflect colonial era in Java. Plenty of little Duch memorial and few Keramik piece. Very appreciate young students from local school which are working in this museum. In case that you have some simple question they speak nice english so you wont have any problems.
  • Not very much attractive place ,but they got good collections
  • Been there attending my daughter's school art & painting show. Nice place, historical building.