Museum Pasifika presents an Asia-Pacific melting pot of culture with works from more than 200 artists from 25 countries, 350 paintings, and 250 historical objects. Since its establishment in 2006, Museum Pasifika, centrally located in Nusa Dua’s Bali Tourism Development Corporation’s (BTDC) area, has attracted visitors and enthusiasts of Asia-Pacific antique and art items throughout the years.
The museum was initiated by a small circle of French and Indonesian art lovers and antique collectors and houses hundreds of paintings. The Museum Pasifika collection is dominated by cultural and Balinese life themes. Here, one can find the works of Balinese painter Nyoman Gunarsa and Javanese artist Raden Saleh to name a few of the notable Indonesian art figures.
Musuem Pasifika also serves an educational role. Visitors to the museum will gain valuable insights into the works of art and antique collections, especially through the themes. A visit here also opens a window onto the world of art, through the various techniques, inspirations and tools displayed.
Museum Pasifika Highlights
Museum Pasifika features a lobby and several large gallery structures built with hints of Balinese architectural features in mind. There are 11 main display rooms each housing different art forms. Rooms one to five, feature the works of artists in Indonesia, be they Indonesian, Italian, Dutch, French, and Indo-European.
Temporary exhibitions are held in room six. Room seven is dedicated to art from Laos, Vietnam, and Cambodia, while Room eight represents the Polynesians and Tahitians. Paintings of Aloi Pilioko and Nicolai Michoutouchkine are displayed in room nine, with some premier works of art from Vanuatu and the Pacific Islands.
‘Tapa’ (bark artwork) of Oceania and Pacific is shown in room 10, while room 11 exhibits several paintings from Japan, China, Thailand, Malaysia, Myanmar, and the Philippines. The central outdoor yard is used for special events such as book launchings. Museum Pasifika is not only a great international tourist attraction; but also a social and educational centre for both schoolchildren and artists.
Good to Know about Museum Pasifika
Admissions are IDR 70,000 for adults and children under 10 years of age enter free. Museum Pasifika also provides guided tours for visitors wishing to go deeper into the realm of arts and the rich history and background behind each valuable art throughout its collection. These tours are available on request for groups of visitors at a special rate and are presented in a choice of various languages.
Large bags and backpacks are not allowed inside, but can be stored, free of charge, at the check room. Electronic devices such as laptops and photography are not allowed inside the galleries, however still photography for personal use is permitted in collection galleries only.
Camcorders are allowed in the lobby only. Sketching is permitted in the galleries by pencil only, with small size sketchbooks and by standing only. However this may not be allowed during busy times. The museum features a special entrance for disabled visitors. All galleries and facilities are wheelchair friendly, and the museum itself provides wheelchairs at the checkroom free of charge.
Museum Pasifika organizes regular educational events, such as inviting groups of schoolchildren to explore the collections as well as fun art activities. The museum also regularly plays host to special exhibitions, new art item acquisitions and book launches.
The museum was awarded by Indonesia’s Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy for its efforts in promoting Indonesian art, culture and heritage.
- Opening Hours: 10:00 – 18:00
- Location: a few minutes’ walk from the Bali Collection in Nusa Dua
- Address: Bali Tourism Development Corporation (BTDC) Area, Block P, Nusa Dua
- Tel: +62 (0)361 774 935
- Website: http://www.facebook.com/1museum.PASIFIKA/