Bali Museum or also known as Bali Provincial State Museum is located on the east side of Puputan Square Denpasar. This place has several exhibition halls, each showcasing different varieties of historical data from the Mesolithic Age to the modern era. You will find vast collections of displays from paintings, artefacts and statues along with inscriptions. There are also weapons used in the bronze age of Bali, some religious relics and musical instruments.
The garden area is well taken care of, makes the visitors feel comfortable strolling around the museum area.
The original building was built in 1910 by Dutch citizens who cared deeply on preserving the ancient Balinese precious artefacts. On its journey, the museum has ever been wrecked due to an earthquake in 1917 and rebuilt in 1920. German artist Walter Spies also has done a lot, for the sake of this museum on its early age.
The museum area consists of the temple (puri) which divided into three sections kahyangan, pura, and merajan. The display area is divided into three buildings called Tabanan, Karangasem and Buleleng. Inside those buildings we can find artwork, ethnographic items, ancient texts (inscriptions), ceramics, porcelain statues, household appliances, agricultural tools, weapons, ceremonial tools, paintings, shadow puppets and so forth. Since early 2000, the Bali government has improved the museum by integrating few more pavilions, functioned as a library, reparations rooms (for broken artefacts), and also theatre.
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