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“Amazing art GALLERY not so much a museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Museum PASIFIKA

Museum PASIFIKA
Ranked #4 of 57 things to do in Nusa Dua
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Owner description: Museum Pasifika, located in Nusa Dua, Bali, was established as a permanent institution to showcase these styles and forms for all humanity to study and enjoy. With over 600 works on permanent display, the museum is an important complement to the scores of public museums in Bali and the region. Each of the eleven pavilions is represented: Indonesian, Italian, Dutch, Indo-European, Exhibition, Indochina, Polynesian, Pacific, Tapa and Asian, with engaging and insightful articles by some of the world's leading art experts. Museum Pasifika: Selected Artwork of Asia Pacific is a tribute to the artistic and cultural heritage of the region and is a required resource for all interested in the fascinating and complex region we know as Asia.
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“Amazing art GALLERY not so much a museum”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 10, 2013

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.

Visited July 2013
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Yogyakarta, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
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“nice trip to know balinese culture”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 5, 2013

Museum pasifika is one of best tourism place in nusa dua. Because it representatives of bali culture, but it's so awful why the owner of this place is not indonesian but foreigner,so indonesian should be give more attention to our own culture.
I'm from medan and i love this museum so much

Visited July 2013
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Manila, Philippines
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“Exquisite Works of Art”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 18, 2013

Being our first time in Bali, we were very much impressed with our first tourist attraction - the Museum Pasifika in Nusa Dua. The museum has a simple and easy to follow layout and many excellent works of art from reknowned local, regional, and international artists. They even had a work from Fernando Amorsolo - one of our Filipino heroes! More Filipinos should come here to visit!

Visited June 2013
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Australia
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“Not so much a museum, more an art gallery”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2013

Interesting collection of Bali art by both locals and Europeans.
At the end there is a good collection of statues and artifacts from, mainly Vanuatu and other islands.
Not much stuff from the Balinese archipelago, sadly.
IND70,000 entry fee

Visited June 2013
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Bandung, Indonesia
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“great painting, sculpture, and venue”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 1, 2013

museum pasifika have a great artwork
nice museum, nice artwork in here
not only painting... they have great sculpture..and many from Vanuatu country!!

recommended to visit!!

Visited December 2012
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