Museum Seni Rupa dan Keramik (Fine Arts and Ceramics Museum) is located at Jl. Pos Kota No. 2, Jakarta Barat/West Jakarta, close to Jakarta Historical Museum and Puppet Museum. The Building of the Fine Arts and Ceramics Museum, was built in 1870, which were the work of an architect JHR. W.H.F.H. Van Raders. The building has a Neo Classical architectural style. Initially the building was used as a Court of Justice of the Batavia (Raad van Het Justice Binnen Casteel Batavia) in January 21, 1870, when the Dutch East Indies governed by the Governor-General Picter Mijer. During the Japanese occupation and the struggle for Indonesian independence, the building was used as a dormitory of the Nederlandsche Military Mission by KNIL. During post independence this building was submitted to the military and used as a military logistics warehouse. Later in 1970 – 1973 this building was used as the office of Mayor of West Jakarta.
The room in the Museum divided in several main space: a collection of ceramics, photo collections and a collection of sculptures from the Asmat tribe and others. The art collection was divided into several rooms by period of history are: Raden Saleh room (works of the period from 1880 to 1890), the Hindia Jelita room (works of the period 1920 – an), Persagi room (the works of the period of the 1930’s) , Japanese Occupation room (the works of the period 1942-1945), Establishment Studio room (works of the period 1945-1950), The Birth Academic Realism room (the works of the period of the 1950s) and the last is the New Art Indonesia room (the works of the period 1960 – present). Fine Arts and Ceramics Museum has a collection of fine art collections totaled 490, consisting of a collection of paintings and sculptures. The oldest painting is the painting of Regents Cianjur R. Bustaman Saleh Sharif (1807-1880). Museum of Fine Arts and Ceramics has about 8,500 ceramic collections consisting of a variety of forms, traits, characteristics, functions and styles. Geographically collection of ceramics can be divided into two, namely the local ceramics and foreign ceramics. Local form of ancient ceramic tiles from the Majapahit and modern ceramics collected from a variety of ceramic industry center in Indonesia.
The museum is well laid out, with a nice layout and good lighting as well, and in all the room you are greeted by cool air from the air conditioning system throughout the museum. In the middle of the museum there are two beautiful yard with green trees and equipped with seating places surround the yard
The entrance fee to the Museum are Rp. 2000 (adults), Rp.1000 (students), and Rp. 600 (child). If you are interested to take picture for pre wedding / promotional / advertising then you will be charged for RP. 350,000. To use space or room at the museum you will be charged Rp. 250,000. The museum is open from Tuesday to Sunday from 9 – 15. The Museum close at Monday and National holiday
How to get here (see the route map):
From Juanda/Gondangdia /Cikini go to platform 1 and take the Red Line or Blue Line to Jakarta Kota. Go to the north exit and take a 5 minute walk to the north
From Tanah Abang go to platform 3 and take the Yellow Line heading to Depok/Nambo/Bogor and stop at Manggarai go to platform 3/5 and take the Red Line or Blue Line to Jakarta Kota. Go to the north exit and take a 5 minute walk to the north
From Sudirman go to platform 2 and take the Yellow Line heading to Depok/Nambo/Bogor and stop at Manggarai go to platform 3/5 and take the Red Line or Blue Line to Jakarta Kota. Go to the north exit and take a 5 minute walk to the north
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