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Fine Arts & Ceramics Museum (Balai Seni Rupa)

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Address: Jln. Fatahillah Taman 2 | Pinangsia Village, Taman Sari, Jakarta 11110, Indonesia
Phone Number: 62 21 6907062
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Tue - Sun 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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This gallery displays paintings, sculptures and ceramics from Indonesia's...

This gallery displays paintings, sculptures and ceramics from Indonesia's greatest artists.

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This place has huge potential

Much of the pottery here and artworks are absolutely stunning. There's a large collection of local Indonesian artwork and some have good English descriptions. However, as with... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Yasmin M
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Much of the pottery here and artworks are absolutely stunning. There's a large collection of local Indonesian artwork and some have good English descriptions. However, as with many museums in Jakarta, it is lacking good presentation and upkeep. I couldn't fully enjoy the art because there was no air con in some places and rooms are cramped. I still think... More 

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Thank Yasmin M
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The museum which is housed in an old Dutch administrative building is a great place to get acquainted with Indonesian fine arts. The museum exhibits highlight and showcase works of arts by many Indonesian artists. The is also a section on ceramics works in the museum which includes collection from sunken ships.

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Thank Jainurin J
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016 via mobile

No aircon, full of people, just picture hanging on the wall, less explanation or description. The building is old from uptodate version, no well mantained. But you may visit here if visit the other museum arrounds.

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Thank cindy t
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2016 via mobile

First off, let me point out one fact. This museum/gallery has some of the nicest ceramics and clay works you will see anywhere. Now, having the content but not having the execution is another thing. I was really excited to visit this gallery, but felt uncomfortable with the spaces the entire time. The whole human experience is poor. Next, the... More 

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Thank Wes B
Jakarta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016 via mobile

If you have 2 to 3 hours you may like to spend time here... enjoying some masterpiece paintings and ceramics from all over Indonesia's parts. The museum is quite clean but the airconditioning are not working properly. Maybe it was because Jakarta is having hot weather. There are 2 storeys and many exhibits to explore with a small garden inside.... More 

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Albury, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We were lucky to meet the curator, who also doubled as a guide. Some of the paintings were interesting and showed an insight into the wish for freedom. The pottery collection was highlighted with about 9 Ming dynasty plates. He explained, that some were copies as the originals were too valuable to just stand in a glass showcase. Altogether we... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015 via mobile

Basically the museum consist of paintings, sculpture, and ceramic. Entrance ticket is IDR 5000/person. Reminds how the place is maintained maybe they should raise the price to make some rennovations. I dont understand paintings much, but the ceramic collections are quite beautiful. It's hot in some of the places there's aircon and fan but no idea why they dont turn... More 

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Thank Desti P
Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

Taking my 6 yo and 4 yo children, this is the first museum that they enjoyed. We took the workshop, making ceramics. My children made some figures, under instructor's supervision. It cost less than IDR 100,000 for each. Great place to visit. Even the toilet is comfortable.

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Thank esbby
Jakarta, Indonesia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Ticket entrance for adult 5000 Rupiah and for kids/students 2000 Rupiah. This museum actually have many interesting collections but unfortunately their maintenance quite poor, dusty, some abandon paintings behind the doors without any cover to protect, some trash on the floor, the stairs which make sound "ngiiiiik" and move like earthquake when somebody walk seems not strong enough, no security... More 

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Thank Kikikiksky
Jakarta, Indonesia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Because I don't really know how to make art, the only thing is to appreciate them by visiting the museum. The collection was varies and I quite interested in the remnant stuff from sinking ship. Like most of Indonesia museum, the museum itself didn't get good maintenance. The most of ACs were not working and the basic facility like toilet... More 

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