The Pacifica Museum offers a melting pot of fusion culture in Asia and the Pacific with works from over 200 artists from 25 countries, 350 paintings and 250 historical pieces. Since its inception in 2006, the Pacifica Museum has attracted, centrally in the Tourism Development Corporation area of Bali, in the Nusa D’ivoire area, and has been passionate about art and artifacts in Asia and the Pacific over the years.
The museum was created by a small circle of French and Indonesian art lovers, collectors and hundreds of paintings. The Pacifica Museum collection dominates themes of cultural and worn life. Here, one can find the works of Balinese painter Newman Gunnarsa and Javanese artist Radin Salih just to name a few from prominent Indonesian art figures. The Pacifica Museum also offers an educational role. Visitors to the museum will get valuable insights into artworks and antique collections, especially through themes. The visit here opens a window to the art world, through the various techniques, inspiration and tools presented.
Profiles of the Pacifica Museum
The Pacifica Museum houses a gallery and many large exhibition structures that are designed with glimpses of Balinese architectural features in mind. There are 11 main showrooms each with different artistic shapes. Rooms from one to five, showcasing the works of artists in Indonesia, be they Indonesian, Italian, Dutch, French and Indo-European. Temporary exhibitions are held in the sixth room. The seventh room is dedicated to art from Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia, while the eighth room represents Polynesia and Tahitians. Aloe Belioko and Nikolai Michotoshkin’s paintings are displayed in Room 9, with some groundbreaking artworks from Vanuatu and the Pacific Islands.
Tapa (Woodwork) by Oceania and the Pacific appears in Room 10, while Room 11 displays many paintings from Japan, China, Thailand, Malaysia, Myanmar and the Philippines. The central outdoor patio is used for special occasions like launching books. The Pacifica Museum is not only a great international tourist attraction. But also a social and educational center for both schoolchildren and artists.
Good to know about the Pacifica museum
Entrance fee is Rs 70,000 for adults and children under 10 years of age free of charge. The Pacifica Museum also provides guided tours for visitors looking to delve into the world of art and the rich and back history behind every valuable art in its collection. These tours are available upon request to groups of visitors at a special price and are offered in a choice of different languages. Large bags and backpacks are not allowed inside, but can be stored free of charge in the examination room. Electronic devices such as laptops and photography are not permitted in exhibitions, however photography is only permitted for personal use in group galleries.
Video cameras are only allowed in the lobby. Pencil drawing is only permitted in showrooms, with small sketchbook fees and standing only. However, this may not be permitted during busy times. The museum features a private entrance for disabled visitors. All galleries and facilities are suitable for wheelchairs, and the museum itself provides wheelchairs in the reception room free of charge.
The Pacifica Museum organizes regular educational events, such as inviting groups of school children to explore collections as well as fun art activities. The museum also regularly hosts many private exhibitions, acquisitions of new art and book launches. The museum has been honored by the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy of Indonesia for its efforts in promoting Indonesian art, culture and heritage.
Contacts for the Pacifica Museum
Hours of Operation: 10:00 – 18:00
Location: a few minutes’ walk from Bali Group in Nusa Dua
Phone: +62 (0) 361 774 935