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Le Mayeur Museum

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Le Mayeur Museum

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fact g wrote a review Feb 2020
Denpasar, Indonesia11 contributions
I live in Sanur and walk the beach most days, passing Le Mayeur museum every time I do, but I had never been inside before. I didn't know what to expect and kept open mind. I had however visited the Bali Museum at Jalan Mayor Wisnu in Denpasar. To be honest, Remco Koster's review of Le Mayeur nails it. By today's Western standards, this museum makes a very modest attraction. That said, I think it needs to be seen in context. It's the story of a Western painter who came to Bali before the advent of mass tourism and fell in love with a local Balinese woman. There's nothing earth shattering here.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Tamara and family wrote a review Jan 2020
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If staying in Sanur do catch a cab to vist Le Mayeur museum. You will likely be the only one visiting and can walk through the 3 main rooms at your own pace. I especially loved the black and white photos of Le mayeur’s wife Pollock. You can sense what it would have been like to live here at a stone throw from the ocean. Some lovely paintings both of his time in Bali and in southern Europe.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Remco Koster wrote a review Jan 2020
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia59 contributions80 helpful votes
This museum is in a sad state; terrible maintenance, faded paintings (mostly replicas or terrible quality framed photos of paintings, no fan, no airco; nobody is interested to explain anything about anything; only to take the money. Don’t waste your time visiting this ‘museum’.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Nigel G wrote a review Jan 2020
Singapore, Singapore7,605 contributions779 helpful votes
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Located off the beachfront path the museum is well signposted. TA map is excellent for finding location. Admission charges apply - quite reasonable. Some of the artwork is original whilst some are substituted with photographs. The display cases of perspex are less than adequate to display - it is sometimes impossible to see the painting and certainly impossible to photograph. The art lacks vibrancy and fails to captivate me. The art does not appeal to me, but that’s not to says it’s poor or that it will not appeal to others. The presentation is poor and would benefit from renovation / modernisation. Le Mayeur’s model seems to have been a prisoner to his passions, but there again, who am I to comment. Personally it was a disappointing visit.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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JohnGTauranga wrote a review Jan 2020
Tauranga8 contributions12 helpful votes
This was rated highly in our Lonely Planet guide to Bali. We were disappointed. There was an absence of information on the artworks many of which did not appear to be well preserved and which may soon be lost if not better cared for. There was nobody around to answer questions and possibly the most interesting thing to me was the opportunity to see the inside of a traditional Balinese house. I think there is so much more which could have been done with what was a fascinating subject. One thing which I thought was off was that there was no consideration of the fact a 57 year old man married a 15 year old girl after knowing her for three years. The other thing is that you should take care to ensure you have gone to the toilet before you get there.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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