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Have a Complete Collection of National Museum

Written By Rio Gonzales on Wednesday, June 27, 2012 | Wednesday, June 27, 2012

The National Museum is located at Jalan Medan Merdeka No. West. 12, Jakarta Pusat, Jakarta, Indonesia.
In 1862, the National Museum was built by the Dutch Government under the leadership of Governor-General JCM Radermacher and inaugurated in 1868 and opened to the public.
In this museum institution was born in 1778 when the formation of associations Bataviaasch Genootschap Kunsten van en Wetenschappen (BG) by the Dutch government, which is an independent institution, established for the purpose of advancing research in the arts and sciences, especially in the fields of biology, physics, archeology, literature, ethnology and history, and publishing research results. This institution has a motto Nutte van het Algemeen Ten (for the Public Interest). In response to the formation of this association, he built a museum in 1862.

In 1871, King Chulalongkorn of Thailand during a visit to the museum to give a gift of a bronze elephant statue to the National Museum and placed on the front page of the museum, then of the National Museum since it is known as Museum Gajah. The museum is also sometimes called the House Arca, as stored in the building many different types and forms of statues from different periods.

In 1923, the association Bataviaasch Genootschap van en Wetenschappen Kunsten Koninklijk earned for his services in the field of scientific and government project so that his name became Royal Bataviaasch Genootschap Kunsten van en Wetenschappen.
On January 26, 1950, the Royal Bataviaasch Genootschap van en Wetenschappen Kunsten change the name in the Indonesian language is renamed "Culture Institute Indonesia". These changes are made to suit the conditions at the time and also to adjust to his new motto is Advancing Cultural Sciences worthwhile to Increase Awareness Islands Indonesia and Surrounding Countries. Then, given the important role of this museum for the People and the State of Indonesia, then on 17 September 1962 Indonesia Cultural Institute gave the museum management to the Government of Indonesia, which later became the Museum Center. In 1979, the Museum Center upgraded to the National Museum by the Decree of the Minister of Education and Culture, No.092/0/1979 dated May 28, 1979.

The National Museum has a collection of the most comprehensive in Indonesia, in 2006 the number had exceeded 140 000 pieces of her collection which consists of seven types of collections are prehistoric, archaeological, ceramics, numismatic, heraldry, history, ethnography and geography.
National Museum of collecting a lot of ancient artifacts from around the archipelago, among others, which included the collection is the ancient statues, inscriptions, ancient objects and other craft items.
The source of many collections from archaeological excavations, grants from the Dutch East Indies collectors and purchases. Collection of ceramics and ethnographic collections in museums Indonesia is the largest and most comprehensive in the world. This museum is the first and largest museum in Southeast Asia.

Facilities Available
There is a souvenir shop, cafeteria food and beverage, parking of vehicles.

Visiting Hours
The National Museum was opened to visitors:
From 08.00 am - 16.00 pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
From 08.00 am - at 17.00 pm on Saturdays and Sundays.
The National Museum is closed to the public every Monday and National Holidays / Religious. Gold closed for treasure room an hour before the museum closing time.
source: Obyek Wisata Di Indonesia

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