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Fine Arts Museum (Balai Seni Rupa ), Jakarta

Fine Arts Museum (Balai Seni Rupa ), Jakarta (must see)

Located in the Old City (Kota Tua), in the immediate vicinity of numerous touristic attractions, such as the Maritime Museum, Jembatan Pasar Ayam (Chicken Market Bridge), Red Shop and Sunda Kelapa Harbor, the Fine Arts Museum is a must-see for any tourist. The museum is hosted by an old establishment, known to the locals as Fine Art Hall. The place was built in the 19th century and since 1870 functioned as Raad Van Justitie or Holland Court. Along time its functions have varied, ranging from West Jakarta Mayor Office to military barrack. In 1976 the building was arranged to accommodate the art exhibitions and has been functioning as a museum until present times.

The museum is divided into two sections: the fine art section, and the ceramic section.

The artwork section is made up of over 400 fine art objects. Most of them are paintings signed by well-known local artists such as Raden Saleh, Dullah, S. Sudjojono and Affandi. Sculptures from Bali, wooden totems and magical objects are also present in large number in the Balai Seni Rupa.

The ceramic section includes local objects, as well as objects gathered from neighboring areas. The oldest exhibits, dated the 16th century, are from China, a country with which Indonesia has had great economic relations. The collection gathers ceramic pieces from Japan, Vietnam, Thailand, Germany, Holland and Middle East.

Visitors can purchase souvenirs and can join a ceramic workshop, where they can make their own ceramic objects.

Operation hours: Tuesday - Sunday: 8 am - 3 pm

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Sight Name: Fine Arts Museum (Balai Seni Rupa )
Sight Location: Jakarta, Indonesia
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
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