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Fine Arts & Ceramics Museum (Balai Seni Rupa)

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Address: Jln. Fatahillah Taman 2 | Pinangsia Village, Taman Sari, Jakarta 11110, Indonesia
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+62 622 16907062
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08:00 - 15:00
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Tue - Sun 08:00 - 15:00
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This gallery displays paintings, sculptures and ceramics from Indonesia's...

This gallery displays paintings, sculptures and ceramics from Indonesia's greatest artists.

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Lot of cool stuff with explanations..

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.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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.

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Thank arthurjunior
Jakarta, Indonesia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great location near Kota Train Station, great collection too. Some times, some painting were lending for another exhibition. Old building but nice and clean.

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Thank Yebe
Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

The building is magnificent and some of the pieces are really interesting but like the National Museum, a major renovation is required. Save your IDR 5,000 (US 30cents) and buy an ice cream because this display is woeful.

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Thank HedgemeisterHK
Jakarta, Indonesia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

The building on Fatahillah Square is the best thing about the place. However, the contents are mediocre and poorly presented. It includes some nice paintings, ceramics and sculpture but very little explanation for those not speaking bahasa. It appears that there is a renovation planned so hopefully this will be an improvement. Worth the $0.30 if only to see the... More 

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Shanghai, China
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

The clay ceramics collection is a bit disappointed. Quite basic things with limited introduction. Display is basic. All morden pieces. Not big. Paintings are better with different eras and different artists. Several morden sculptures display at verandah. Not much for other crafts or arts pieces. Visit if you really interested in Indonesian paintings.

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Thank cutejelly
Kochi (Cochin), India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

Its a building facing the fatahilla square known as museum Seni Rupa Dan Keramik. Open 9.00 to 15.00 tuesday through sunday and entry charge of 5000 IDR. There are many exhibits of ceramics and clay but poorly managed.

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

At first I was expecting a substantial collection of Indonesian ceramic pieces but I was mistaken. There were bits and pieces of ceramic items at the corners. Most things on display are artworks and paintings, mostly done by local artists dated in the 1990s. Ceramics present are mainly from Bali and few parts of the Java peninsula. I noticed that... More 

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Thank Kaye S
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Much of the pottery here and artworks are absolutely stunning. There's a large collection of local Indonesian artwork and some have good English descriptions. However, as with many museums in Jakarta, it is lacking good presentation and upkeep. I couldn't fully enjoy the art because there was no air con in some places and rooms are cramped. I still think... More 

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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

The museum which is housed in an old Dutch administrative building is a great place to get acquainted with Indonesian fine arts. The museum exhibits highlight and showcase works of arts by many Indonesian artists. The is also a section on ceramics works in the museum which includes collection from sunken ships.

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Thank Jainurin J
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2016 via mobile

No aircon, full of people, just picture hanging on the wall, less explanation or description. The building is old from uptodate version, no well mantained. But you may visit here if visit the other museum arrounds.

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