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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 #50 of 75 attractions in Jakarta
Type: Art Museums
Description: This gallery displays paintings, sculptures and ceramics from Indonesia's greatest artists.
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Jakarta, Indonesia
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90 reviews 90 reviews
43 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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43 reviews 43 reviews
12 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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408 reviews 408 reviews
326 attraction reviews
293 helpful votes 293 helpful votes
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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44 reviews 44 reviews
38 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
12 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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Bogor, Jawa Barat, Indonesia
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99 reviews 99 reviews
39 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2012

The collections were not taken care of. No security details, no further information on the arts, some collections looked like junks.

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Shanghai, China
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391 attraction reviews
1,698 helpful votes 1,698 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2008

This museum is located in a beautiful nineteenth-century building on Taman Fatahillah, the city square of old Batavia. It has some antique-looking canons sitting out on the front lawns and solid white columns on its deep front porch. The airy building is built around a garden courtyard which is a pleasant respite from the madness of central Jakarta. However, the... More

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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77 reviews 77 reviews
40 attraction reviews
204 helpful votes 204 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2008

The museum itself is a piece of art. Situated in the former house of justice from the colonial era, the building features high ceiling, airy corridors with open lawn in the middle of square-shaped building. Not much I can comment on the collection. Housed in 2 different rooms, mostly contains paintings, few ceramic pots, and some wooden sculptures decorate the... More

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