Museum Seni Rupa & Keramik

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Pos Kota St, Jakarta, Indonesia

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Mask's of the passed (for face of the future). Dec 05, 2013
The Indonesian people have diverse cultural heritage of art, including the making of MASK’s, which is the art of carving shapes like a human face which then are colourfully decorated. Through the Museum of Fine Arts and Ceramics in Jakarta, the mask making art work of Indonesian is maintained in an exhibition that was held on December 4th, lasting for 15 days until December 18, 2013.

The object of the mask is that it is to be worn over the face. The origin in history is so to tell many a story in theater, the shape of the masks is an assortment of characters depicting angry, sadness, soft cute, those that describe wisdom and many more facial expressions. These days they have became very collectable but still have a place in our heritage plays, that are held all around the many thousand islands that makes up my beautiful Indonesia.

In this new exhibition held at the M.F.A.C. it is the first time these mask have been on display here and there were about 100 masks for the public to view and also actively wear some of them. The aims of the exhibition of these masks is primarily to express to people the cultural history and whereabouts each mask types come from, showing the characteristics and differences of each region. The displayed masks came from Kalimantan, Bali, Central Java, Malang, Jakarta (Betawi), Madura, Solo, Lombok and many other regions.

According to history, the mask is one of the oldest cultures in the history of human civilization. The use of masks originated from the functions of religious rituals or ceremonies, where the masks give a special symbolic meaning closely related to the ancestral spirit. The development of the masks has widely been developed for use in a variety of activities such as modern art performance often combined with music, dance and theater or other arts movement. And also as an ornate interior household item for ones own display and viewing pleasure.

The Mask exhibition was visited by many people from nationals and tourist alike and showed to the wide world our social history, but also expresses our country’s will to keep alive our social society. Which many nations seem these day to be losing in this very modern world.
Mask from Kalimantan
Mask from Kalimantan
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yuness yuness
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"The cultural heritage" Dec 05, 2013
An old proverb says that a great nation is a nation where people can appreciate and preserve its cultural heritage. In a broad sense, keeping the cultural heritage is also reflected in the preservation of a collection of objects that have high artistic value, as is done by the Fine Art and Ceramic Museum in Jakarta.

Yes, if you visit the museum which is located on the City Road No. Pos. 2 , West Jakarta (more popularly known as the Old City Complex / Taman Fatahillah) , you will be struck by the front of the museum. Eight large pillars lined up neatly like a Roman courthouse of ancient times. But the actual unique characteristic’s of these pillars is a reflection of the days that were formerly Dutch Indonesia,

The Museum built around 1870 has been used as the highest Judiciary (Raad van Justite), a military barracks during the Japanese Colonial Army occupation, Jakarta’s Mayor office then to become the Office of DKI Jakarta Museum of History.

A Museum since January 10, 1972 designated as a historic landmark of it era, now to present collections of works of Indonesian artists since the period of the 1800s to the present day. When you pass the eight pillars in front of the museum, you will then see a large door with a statue of Sindudarsono Sudjojono (Father of Modern Indonesian Art) and Raden Saleh Syarif Bustaman (pioneer of modern Indonesian art) on either side.

The Museum is open every Tuesday – Sunday. entry tickets are fairly cheap (Rp 5000), This weeks display is a tidy range of works from a variety of materials and techniques such as sculpture, wooden totem , graphics, sketches, and batik painting. Collections of fine art featured in these section, include the paintings "The Bride Revolution " by Hendra Gunawan, " Regent Cianjur " by Raden Saleh , " Nursing Mothers " by Dullah, to the" Self Portrait " by Affandi.

In the section that is the ‘Ceramic’ the collections you can find are creative arts that are contemporary of Indonesian from: Aceh , Medan , Palembang , Lampung , Jakarta , Bandung , Purwakarta , Yogyakarta , Malang , Bali , and Lombok. Here also are collections from foreign countries such as from: China, Thailand, Vietnam, Japan, and Europe. These date from the 16th century until the 20th century with a variety of unique shapes and motifs that are guaranteed pamper your eyes and temping you to buy a replica to bring home for to decorate the interior design of your house.

The Museum is truly educational and is an alternative family tourist attraction set in beautiful grounds.
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yuness says:
@Bill and Jim, I think so too...thank you both for your comments.
Posted on: Feb 09, 2014
rsvpme says:
Interesting place.......
Posted on: Feb 08, 2014
Zagnut66 says:
Good variety of works.
Posted on: Feb 07, 2014
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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.
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