Jl. Tanah Pasir Mas Block C 25. Jakarta 14450

Amazing Places to Visit at Old Town Jakarta

An Unforgettable Journey
3 Jun

Fine Art and Ceramic Museum


Fine Arts and Ceramics Museum was built in 1870. As the highest Dutch Judiciary (Raad van Justitie), then during the Japanese occupation and the struggle for Indonesian independence the building was used as a military barracks. Subsequently in 1967 was used as Jakarta Mayor Office.


In 1968 to 1975 the building was once used as the Office of Museum and History of Jakarta. On August 20, 1976 was inaugurated as the Hall of Arts by President Soeharto. And the building also contained Ceramics Museum, which was inaugurated by Mr. Ali Sadikin (Jakarta governor) on June 10, 1977, then in 1990 until now the Museum of Fine Arts and Ceramics.


The museum has some 500 works of art made up of different materials and different techniques, such as statues, totem wood, graphics, sketches, and batik painting. Among its collections there are some excellent collections and very important for the history of art in Indonesia, among others, the painting titled ‘The Bride of the Revolution’ by Hendra Gunawan, ‘Regent Cianjur’ by Raden Saleh, ‘Breastfeeding’ by Dullah, ‘Seiko’ S.Sudjojono work, and ‘Self Portrait’ by Affandi.Characterized by traditional classical sculpture from Bali, wooden totem magical and symbolic work of I Wayan Tjokot and his extended family. Totem and wood sculpture works of modern artists, among others G.Sidharta, Oesman Effendi, followed by the works of the artist’s creation of academic graduates, for example Popo Iskandar, Achmad Sadali, Srihadi S, Fajar Sidik, Kusnadi, Rusli, Nashar, Zaini, Amang Rahman , soeparto, Irsam, Mulyadi W, Abas Alibasyah, Amri Yahya, AS Budiman, Barli, Sudjana Kerton, and many artists from various regions.



Ceramic collection in this museum is quite a lot, consisting of local and foreign ceramics ceramics. Local ceramics derived from industrial centers among other areas of Aceh, Medan, Palembang, Lampung, Jakarta, Bandung, Purwakarta, Yogyakarta, Malang, Bali, Lombok and others.

The museum also has a Majapahit ceramics from the 14th century showing the characteristic feature beautiful and historical value that has a diversity of form and function. Foreign ceramics include various forms, traits, characteristics, functions and styles from China, Japan, Thailand, Europe. Most of China, especially during the Ming and Ching.

Museum of Fine Arts and Ceramics include a library that has books and ceramic art that can be used as a guide on art.

Museum of Fine Arts and Ceramics also has a training ground, making pottery (open to students and the public), starting from the pinching technique (massage), print and swivel wheels. There is also  burning oven for pottery.

Souvenir shop
Museum of Fine Arts and Ceramics has a specific souvenir for visitors. Such as postcards, art books, crafts, sketches, paintings, ceramics funny, etc.

Consists of a meeting room / hall, open space / plaza and the park can be used for temporary exhibitions events, weddings, seminars, competitions, etc.

Activities organized Fine Arts and Ceramics Museum each year are:

the museum extension
temporary exhibition
Participation activities outside the museum

Museum of Fine Arts and Ceramics also equipped with public facilities such as mosque, ample parking area and toilet.

VISION: Making the Museum of Fine Arts and Ceramics as a center for the preservation of Indonesian art and as a destination for tourists visiting art and culture with international standards.

MISSION: Improve human resources, improve services to visitors, conduct the collection room on a regular basis, increase cooperation with partner museums.

MAIN TASKS: Serving community and visitors as well as holding, storing, maintaining, securing, researching the collection, demonstrate and develop for the benefit of education, history, culture, recreation, social and economic, either directly or indirectly.


Programming and operational action plans
Proposal on procurement of collection and ingredients
Organizing efforts, publications, exhibits a collection and marketing
Implementation of the generation of the descriptions and registration collection
Storage, structuring and maintenance of the collection
research collection
Providing guidance and cultural educational services to the community
The management of the museum library
Services information about Arts and Ceramics
Preparation of administrative activities

Museum of Fine Arts and Ceramics
(Taman Fatahillah)
Jl.Pos City no.2
west Jakarta

Hours Visits:
Tue-Sun 09:00 to 15:00
Mondays and holidays closed

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