FROM OUR CO-FOUNDER
Bali has already a long list of established museums, with the Museum Gedong Kirtya (Singaraja, 1928), Museum Bali ( Denpasar, 1932), Museum Le Mayeur (Sanur 1957), Museum Puri Lukisan (Ubud ,1958), Museum Neka (Ubud, 1996), Museum ARMA (Ubud, 1996) to name a few of the better known museums. Why another one?
To make a worthwhile contribution, Pasifika had to be different. In 1940, the Mexican artist Miguel Covarrubias after publishing his seminal book ‘Island of Bali’ in 1937, created six murals for the ‘Pageant of the Pacific’ exhibition in San Francisco as an exhaustive ethnographic study of the region. This and a quote from ‘Bali, a Paradise Created’, 1989 by the renowned art professor Adrian Vickers: ‘Asia and the Pacific meet in Bali’ inspired us to set up our museum.
Now 17 years after its opening and continual improvements, over 600 artworks including 200 sculptures created by 200 artists of 25 nationalities are on display. We are able to present Bali residents, local and overseas tourists a selection of the Asia Pacific most valuable artworks.
Counting nearly half of the world population, the Asia Pacific region is incredibly diverse. It houses hundreds of ethnic groups and languages and creates a kaleidoscope of art forms that remains unparalleled to this day.
Museum Pasifika was established as a permanent institution to showcase the region styles and forms for all to study and enjoy. The first of its kind in this part of the world to bring together artworks from the Pacific area with those of South-East Asia, the Indonesian archipelago with the island of Bali being at the intersection of those two worlds.
Located in the Nusa Dua Complex south of Bali, Museum Pasifika was built on a 12,000 square meters land. It includes eight pavilions and 11 exhibition rooms. Featuring 600 artworks of 200 artists from 25 countries who lived in the Asia Pacific and were inspired by it.
Museum Pasifika holds an impressive collection of paintings, sculptures from all over the Asia Pacific. It is a cultural center with an educational and social role, an international standard tourist attraction
Our Vision & Mission
Museum Pasifika has 3 main missions, namely:
- Established an international cultural arts center
- Offers educational programs to children and school students in Bali and Indonesia
- Become International and unique tourist attraction in Bali and Indonesia