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Fine Art and Ceramic Museum

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It would be kind to call Jakarta’s Fine Art and Ceramic Museum (Museum Seni Rupa dan Keramik) eclectic, but in reality it’s just a confusing mess.

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The building itself is a splendid example of Dutch colonial architecture and is worth more than just a cursory glance and while the collection contains several fine works by prominent Indonesian artists as well as a large number of extraordinary ancient ceramic pieces, unfortunately the works are done a massive disservice at this shoddily presented and poorly maintained museum.

Boo! Photo taken in or around Fine Art and Ceramic Museum, Jakarta, Indonesia by Sally Arnold.

Boo! Photo: Sally Arnold

The grand white Neoclassical building with columned portico sitting at the eastern side of Fatahillah Square was built as the Dutch Supreme Judiciary in 1870. It is worth a wander to gauge the scale of the huge columns projecting from the marble floors, check out the pretty interior courtyard gardens and the iron spiral staircase leading to the ... Travelfish members only (Full text is around 500 words.)


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