Museum Pasifika presents an Asia-Pacific melting pot of culture with works from more than 200 artists from 25 countries, 350 paintings, and 250 historical objects. Since its founding in 2006, Museum Pasifika has become a cool attraction. Museum Pasifika is located in Bali Nusa Dua Tourism Development Corporation (BTDC) area. The museum has attracted visitors and fans of antiques. Many who have come to this, from the Asia-Pacific region have been going on for years. The museum was initiated by a small circle of French and Indonesian art lovers as well as antique collectors and houses of hundreds of paintings.
The Museum Pasifika collection is dominated by cultural and Balinese life themes. Here, one can find the works of Balinese painter Nyoman Gunarsa and Javanese artist Raden Saleh to name a few of the notable Indonesian art figures.
Museum Pasifika also serves an educational role. Visitors to the museum will gain valuable insights into the works of art and antique collections, especially through the themes. A visit here also opens a window onto the world of art, through the various techniques, inspirations and tools displayed.
Museum Pasifika features a lobby and several large gallery structures built with hints of Balinese architectural features in mind. There are 11 main display rooms each housing different art forms. Rooms one to five, feature the works of artists in Indonesia, be they Indonesian, Italian, Dutch, French, and Indo-European. Temporary exhibitions are held in room six.
Room seven is dedicated to art from Laos, Vietnam, and Cambodia, while Room eight represents the Polynesians and Tahitians. Paintings of Aloi Pilioko and Nicolai Michoutouchkine are displayed in room nine, with some premier works of art from Vanuatu and the Pacific Islands.
‘Tapa’ (bark artwork) of Oceania and Pacific is shown in room 10, while room 11 exhibits several paintings from Japan, China, Thailand, Malaysia, Myanmar, and the Philippines. The central outdoor yard is used for special events such as book launchings. Museum Pasifika is not only a great international tourist attraction; but also a social and educational center for both schoolchildren and artists.