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Galeri Nasional Indonesia, Jakarta

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The National Gallery of Indonesia is a museum and an art gallery in Jakarta, Indonesia. The National Gallery of Indonesia has existed as a cultural institution in the field of visual arts since May 8, 1999. The institution plays an important role in expanding public's awareness of artworks through preservation, development and exploitation of the visual arts in Indonesia.HistoryThe building complexThe complex was located at Koningsplein Oost No. 14, Batavia. The main building (Gedung A) was built in 1817 by G.C. Van Rijk as an Indische Woonhuis (Indies residence) in a Dutch Indies colonial style. The materials for the construction were taken from the remains of Kasteel Batavia.In 1900, the complex was converted into a HBS educational institution known as Carpentier Alting Stichting (CAS) under the authority of the Dutch Protestant pastor and prominent Freemason Albertus Samuel Carpentier Alting (1837–1915). The former Indies residence (Gedung A) were converted into a female dormitory building, while several buildings were added to improve the facility of the school: a lyceum or primary school (1902, now Gedung B of the National Gallery); a MULO or junior high school; and a HBS or senior high school.After independence in 1945, the CAS remained operational to serve Djakarta's large remaining white settler community, although the Indonesian government forced the school to admit students from all races.
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  • Maybe it's one of the most underrated attractions in Jakarta. Cool art from cool artists too. A must visit!  more »
  • Never expected to enjoy my visit to the national gallery so much. There is no entrance fee and the building is fully air conditioned. Whilst there is quite a collection of Indonesian artworks from var...  more »
  • I must admit, this gallery took me by surprise. I did not expect to find interesting exhibits and the artist featured had a number of interesting pieces. Small but I would give it a thumbs up. Sharing...  more »
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  • The museum's not so big but there are a lot of great paintings inside, both fine & contemporary arts. Love the display, too. They paint the wall with different colors and placed the paintings accordingly, which makes the experience even better. Staffs are also nice. The good news is it's completely free, so it's definitely worth a visit!
  • Very recommended place to visit if you free on the weekend. Free entry. You must queue a bit, because the amount of people inside is limited. But worth to wait. They show many kind of paints through years even decades. Tell us the story behind the paint. There are also some contemporary arts and even modern arts. I go round this place until my feet so stiff!
  • Great place to pleasure your eyes. The arts at this gallery is wonderful. The building is nice, cozy, and colorful. The parking lot is huge, it fits many cars or even bus can fit in. This is a great place to calm your mind. Here I give you some of my shots during my trip there. Enjoy!
  • Great place to see great painting collections and they have many programs every months. Truly recommended for everyone
  • Feels so good to came in here. You won't feel any regret. Galeri Nasional hold a temporary exhibition which are awesome in the A building and in the B builidng, there's a local art. I suggest you to come here around 10-11am because if you come at noon or evening, there were many people coming in and it means you have to make a queue and wait for people inside the building to go out so then you can come in. Every building has it limits for the visitors.