Museum Pasifika, centrally located in Nusa Dua’s Bali Tourism Development Corporation’s (BTDC) area, established as a permanent institution to showcase these styles and forms for all humanity to study and enjoy. With over 600 works on permanent disply, the museum is an important complement to the scores of public museums in Bali and the region. As attracted visitors and enthusiasts of Asia-Pacific antique and art items throughout the years. 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, and it was establishment in 2006.
Each of the eleven pavilions is represented: Indonesian, Italian, Dutch, Indo-European, Exhibition, Indochina, Polynesian, Pacific, Tapa and Asian, with engaging and insightful articles by some of the world’s leading art experts. Museum Pasifika: Selected Artwork of Asia Pacific is a tribute to the artistic and cultural heritage of the region and is a required resource for all interested in the fascinating and complex region we know as Asia Pacific.
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, you can find the works of Balinese painter Nyoman Gunarsa and Javanese artist Raden Saleh to name a few of the notable Indonesian art figures.
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. The museum was awarded by Indonesia’s Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy for its efforts in promoting Indonesian art, culture and heritage.