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Museum Puri Lukisan



Museum Puri Lukisan or the Palace Museum painting is strategically located in the heart of Ubud on the northern edge of Ubud’s main street (Jalan Raya Ubud), 30 km from Denpasar and 40 km from the airport. The museum is located in a quiet garden, shaded by trees.

This museum has the best selections on the island of modern paintings, drawings and sculptures. The museum was founded in 1956 by Gede Sukawati Cokorda Agung, Ubud king and patron of art and Rudolph Bonnet, a Dutchman who spent much of his life to studying and preserving the unique Balinese painting. The museum was created to develop and establish standards for local art to educate and stimulate young artist, and record for posterity the art of Bali UN-popularized by the tourist industry which has taken end forever. Its creation was the first deliberate attempt to separate the arts in community life.


The numbers to collect a number of paintings and woodcarvings of excellent quality, which originated in the beginning of this century. These works were the people of the resources collected by Rudolf Bonnet During his years as curator of the museum. Bonnet has tried to inspire the Balinese art by selecting and promoting artists. Thank you to her artistic talents to create fully realized hood inspiration for artists of Bali, which shows the results in the permanent collection of the museum.


The museum organizes various artistic events to accomplish its task in a learning mode and still work with schools and local artists.

Each year, children of the competition will take place to educate children about their history and art. In this competition, local schools to select the number of children demonstrating their skills in the museum by creating a painting, that of a juror by a team of judges, existing in a local public figures and artists.


The museum organizes various workshops of painting, sculpture, dance, music, painting and batik-making deals. These workshops are available for groups of adults or children on demand and to give professional artists in the museum garden in Bali.



The museum gift shop for those who want to buy a small gift as a souvenir of your visit to the museum. The products range from exhibition catalogs and the catalog of the museum which includes a selection of the collection, postcards and posters, shirts and bags environmentally friendly museums, biographies of famous artists and local and foreign books art on various topics of interest.

Museum Cafe

Shortly after mid-1999, the museum provide a resting place for those who want to relax and enjoy the peaceful nature with a drink and a snack in the cafe of our small museum.

Need for Renovation

After Rudolf Bonnet Tjokorda Gde Agung Sukawati and died in 1978, the museum continues with activities, but compared to the previous slowdown. To replace the name, image and function of the museum the museum as a nonprofit organization that continuity of “Pita Maha” period, there is a need for care and support for the renovation of the museum and its collection.

In late 1994, the museum has begun to reorganize its library and the main goals of preserving the cultural heritage, present in the collection, documentation, research, communication and exposure to today’s research and education and future.

First, the museum has to renew the permanent collection is, and administrative buildings, which in turn in the same professionalism in the organizational structure is needed. A long-term and short term is the first to build an office and storage of the collection of paintings and woodcarvings. And in the second half to restore the historic building before the first building north of the conditional environment suitable for a museum collection, which has been neglected due to financial constraints.


To begin the renovation of the museum the museum received a donation of money with a quantity of Pienkos Rp.25.000.000 Kal Foundation President Rudolf Bonnet Dutch counterpart in Amsterdam. In addition to this donation, the museum also received the same amount of Rp.25.000.000 Tjokorda Gde Putra Sukawati of the (first son of Tjokorda Gde Agung Sukawati) as Foundation President Rachel Warth.

To cover the replacement of the entire amount of further plans of the museum needs funds, raised from the sections that should be addressed to commercial enterprises and governmental institutions and organizations in Indonesia and the Netherlands.

Visit the Museum

Castillo Painting Museum is located on the main road, Jalan Raya Ubud, the cultural center of the village of Bali, Ubud. Heartland Cultural Ubud is located 30 km from Denpasar and 40 km from the airport.

Denpasar by Sayan

In the By Pass Ngurah Rai leading to the village with three diamonds Batubulan link and follow the instructions of Ubud. Just follow north for another 20 km past the village of Sayan up to three crossings, turn right up the main street of Ubud.

Denpasar by Mas

Three Batubulan junction, turn right past Celuk People, famous for its silver and goldsmiths, and more, which is famous for its art market to undercut many souvenirs and crafts. But after a willingness to enter into a crossroads of three goes to the village head of the regency of Gianyar Gianyar, please go directly to the north up to three other intersection, turn left and in the last Peliatan Ubud main street.

Kintamani by Bedahulu

On the road to Kintamani, just follow the signs to Ubud or Denpasar, then go Tampaksiring, famous for its palaces, built by the first president of Indonesia, Sukarno, passing pretty villages with breathtaking views of rice terraces. When it comes Bedahulu you find in Goa Gajah, elephant cave, the road following a union of three, following the path until Peliatan and the main street of Ubud.

Kintamani via Chedi

In Kintamani before going to market, you see a sign of Ubud, then turn right after the signing. Following the path of the beautiful scenery we passed through forests and villages, people who come to a Chedi three crossroads, turn left nothing to the main street of Ubud.

In Ubud

On the main street Jalan Raya Ubud, 300 meters from Puri Ubud (Ubud Palace) and the local market to the west, a traditional wooden sign captures the eyes and the visitors to a small bridge to reach the museum entrance.

In the museum

The buildings house the permanent collections and temporary exhibitions acres surrounded by lush gardens and lotus ponds for the enjoyment of visitors. Here are the beauties of nature to provide a quiet retreat away from the bustling main street of Ubud on a bridge spanning a small creek.

Schedules and fares

The museum is open daily 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., except on holidays in Bali Nyepi day as Galungan and Kuningan. Admission is Rp.10, 000 for adults. Children under 15 accompanied by an adult are free. (This policy does not apply to children in groups).

Group Tours

For visiting groups of more than 10 (ten) people the museum offers a discount of 50%. Special tour organized several cans after his appointment.

During the frenetic activity of the 1930s, young artists broke away from traditional paintings and mythological scenes formalist Hindu epics. There was nowhere to Ubud artist began painting scenes people, markets, funerals, and landscapes. Even some artists built bikes and radio in the scenes along the jungle trails. The old style was combined with a new realism, ignoring many strict rules, and figures on natural capital natural. This naturalism is illustrated in works of this museum.

The museum consists of three main buildings in Sources exquisite gardens, flowering shrubs, statuary and lotus ponds own palace. The collections of this museum, paintings and sculptures are displayed in chronological order, covering all the developments in a modern language from 1930 to 1970. The theme of the painting are available from wayang stories traditional dances, folk scenes of harvesting rice in Bali. Teachers whose works are presented here Gusti Nyoman Lempa, gods of rocks, Ida Bagus Made, Ida Bagus Gelgel, Ida Bagus Nadera and sculptures of I Nyoman Cokot, Ida Bagus Nyana, I Wayan pendetide, Tama Mangku me, and I Ketut Tjedeng. There is also the work of the NAA · Artist School Young ve expressionist, most of these works are for sale.

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