Museum Seni Rupa & Keramik
Pos Kota St, Jakarta, Indonesia
Museum Seni Rupa & Keramik Jakarta Reviews
To enjoy the old building - not the collection Jun 28, 2009
As one of the series of Museums located around Jakarta old town area. The building was built on 1870 and originally was used as Raad van Justitie or Dutch Justice Council. Later on during the Japanese time this was occupied as the boarding house for Japanese troops.
Much later on around 1970, this building is preserved as historical building and was formalized as the Museum of art and Ceramics.
It has several collections of paintings and ornaments from different parts of Indonesia (which honestly – there is not many ceramics around). The collections aren’t so outstanding but the interior of this building with original Dutch style architecture worth to visit.
The entrance of this Museum is a wide and tall ceiling open aired porch with 8 massive pillars. It leads to a big hall again with tall windows and ceilings. As I notice the tiles were still orginal old-black stone tiles, which feel very cold if we sit on the floor. Most of the museum part is painted in broken white color and that reduce the eerie feeling due to not enough lightning.
The left and right wing there are long rooms which is used as the exhibition place, separated with a small park to the main hall.
During weekend of public holiday there were some people with old costume riding old style bike which we can rent or simply took picture of.
Part of the Jakarta in one year (2009-2010) travel blog
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