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Fine Arts & Ceramics Museum (Balai Seni Rupa)

Jl Taman Fatahillah 2 | Pinangsia Village, Taman Sari, Jakarta 11110, Indonesia
62 21 6907062
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Ranked #35 of 63 Attractions in Jakarta
Type: Art Museums, Museums
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Owner description: This gallery displays paintings, sculptures and ceramics from Indonesia's greatest artists.
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Saudi Arabia
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192 reviews 192 reviews
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70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Whilst there is a good mix of creative ceramics and old to new paintings, the exhibit that steals the show is the display of ceramics from a shipwreck. Also some interesting furniture.

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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Even though I'm not really into fine arts, I enjoyed my visit to this museum because the collection is also related to history. I love the collections as they're interesting and you can clearly see the story behind. However, the building is not well-maintained. The AC was not working well, the computers were all off, and the water in the... More

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Bali
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

if you are doing a tour of Kota this is a quiet refuge from the searing heat outside. Admission is not expensive, there is some nice art to see, and the old Dutch building is also impressive.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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43 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

An unusual museum in the old town of Jakarta - lots of ceramics to see and at certain times, one could also learn how to make cermic ware.

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Paranaque, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

A great place to visit and learn a brief history of Indonesia. The collection of past masterpieces is really amazing.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2013

Compared to my previous trip to this museum on June 2010, it had got so much improvement. Both galleries for painting and ceramics was in better lightning and equiped with more detailed information cards. The painting gallery had eight small rooms with good yet simple narations for visitors; the ceramics one was rather too simple. However, the installation of Intan... More

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NYC
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2013

Not really much art, but the building is quiet and cool. The vertical gardens are interesting. And it has a toilet.

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Jaipur, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

The Ceramic Museum is located on Fatahillah Square, near Kota railway station, Jakarta. This impressive building was built in 1870 and was used as Dutch Judiciary Institution. In the year 1976 it was converted into Fine Arts and Ceramic Museum. This museum has sculpture, graphic, wood totem, sketch, and painting batik. There are some masterpiece paintings like "Revolution Bride" by... More

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Mumbai, India
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012

The Jakarta Museum of Fine Arts and Ceramics Located at Fatahillah Square, Jakarta, it is housed in an exquisite little building of classical architecture, with Doric columns, set up in 1820. It had once housed the Dutch East Indies’ Council of Justice. It was converted in to a museum in 1976. Apart from beautiful antique ceramicware from China, Japan and... More

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jakarta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2012 via mobile

This museum is very nice. It has quite good collections. I think they've just renovated it since i saw many Modern helpful computer in some rooms

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