Museum of Fine Arts and Ceramics Exhibits Historical Asian Ceramics


JAKARTA, – The Fine Arts and Ceramics Museum organizes an exhibition called “Ceramic Asia in Batavia: The Age of Partnership” in its building located in the complex of Jakarta Old Town. The exhibition was officially opened by Acting Head of the Jakarta Tourism & Culture Office Asiantoro on Saturday (8/4).

The exhibition displayed ceramics that developed from time to time, completed with documents and information related to the important role of the ceramics in the history of national civilization. This event is part of a series of public programs of the Fine Art Museum Department to welcome the ASIAN GAMES 2018.

In his speech, Asiantoro said he hoped the exhibition would be enjoyed by Indonesian people in general and its theme of the glory of Asian Ceramics would contribute in fueling enthusiasm into Asian athletes who competed in the ASIAN GAMES 2018.

The various ceramic artifacts on display came from the excavations and the contributions from the community, Arkenas Research Center collection from Banten, President Soeharto’s souvenirs collected by Purnabhakti Pertiwi Museum, and Frans Seda family’s collections.

The concept of this exhibition was designed by exhibition curator Naniek Harkantiningsih to present evidence of ceramics that showed the important role of Batavia in the world trade route, where Asian ceramics were the most important trade good of that time.

The important message raised in this exhibition is to inspire the citizens of the capital city and all visitors coming from various regions as well as the athletes of Asian Games 2018 who were scheduled to visit it in the last week of August.

So, the exhibition is expected to become a window to get to know the potential of the country’s collections of Asian ceramics and know the important role of Jakarta in the development of Asian ceramics.

The ceramic exhibition is held from August 4 to September 2, 2018 which is also supported by a series of activities for the community, namely: discussions, competitions and workshops for the students.