I wandered into Museum PASIFIKA after a couple of minutes of playing "follow the signs" while I stayed at the nearby Melia Bali. I expected a small room with a small assortment of artifacts but what greeted me was a large building housing some of the world's iconic works of art.
At first, I was highly skeptical, particularly after knowing of the 70,000 entrance fee. Inside, however, were rooms after rooms of Bali-themed artworks divided into local artists, Dutch, French, Indo-European and Pacific culture. I was particularly impressed to see the actual works of Theo Meier, Gauguin, Matisse, Ambron and Romualdo Locatelli. There are also artifacts from the different Pacific islands as well as Balinese dance props such as the Barong.
There are no historical artifacts that one can expect from a typical Museum. Additionally the sheer number of artworks themselves can be overwhelming.
But to those who are interested and persevere, the impressions can be profound.
By the way, I'm surprised to find pictures in some reviews because there are "no photography" signs all over the displays.
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