Galeri Nasional Indonesia or Indonesia National Gallery is located at Jl. Medan Merdeka Timur No 14, Jakarta Pusat/Central Jakarta, just in front of Gambir Station. Indonesia National Gallery, which started operating since May 8, 1999 is intended as a museum of art and the center of fine arts whose role is to enhance the appreciation of the people of Indonesia to the art works through the agenda of protection, development and utilization of the art works in Indonesia . The existence of the Indonesia National Gallery is to provides the opportunity for the general public, students and art lovers to take advantage of educational facilities, cultural and recreation. Indonesia National Gallery is important since its presence as one of the art museums in Indonesia, which has a collection of about 1750 of art works.
Indonesia National Gallery has a temporary exhibition space consists of 4 buildings, a permanent exhibition, a seminar room with a capacity of up to 150 people, the auditorium with a capacity of 100 people, a library, laboratories, Cafe and Shop, curatorial, collections save room, and others.
Indonesia National Gallery building was built in 1817 by G.C. van Rijck. At that time, G.C. van Rijck build Indische Woonhuis with building materials taken from the former Castle of Batavia. In 1900 this building was part of the Education Building and was used for dormitory for women student, as the first educational effort in the Dutch East Indies.
In 1965 this building was used as the headquarters of the Unity Youth and Student Indonesia (KAPPI) during their demonstration activities demanding the dissolution of the Communist Party of Indonesia. After that, the building could also be used as the headqurter of the Infantry Brigade Command of the the 5th Military Area Command of Jakarta Raya.
How to get here (see the route map):
From Tanah Abang go to platform 3/5 and take Yellow Line heading to Manggarai and change to platform 3 and take the Blue Line/Red Line heading to Jakarta Kota then stop at Gondangdia Station and take a 13 minutes walk to the North
From Sudirman go to platform 2 and take the Yellow Line heading to Manggarai and change to platform 3 and take the Blue Line/Red Line heading to Jakarta Kota then stop at Gondangdia Station and take a 13 minutes walk to the North
See the link map or the map below