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“Beautiful paintings in very poor conditions”

Nyoman Gunarsa Museum of Classical and Modern Art
Ranked #8 of 19 things to do in Klungkung
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Reviewed 13 May 2015

This museums apparently houses an exceptional collection of ancient Bali paintings and craftsmanship but , as somebody has already said on this site , the building is not equipped properly and the display conditions are very poor , I was nevertheless very glad to see this museum which has very few visitors and is out of the tourist track , I recommend a visit for the lovers of old Bali art - you need a car , taxi or driver to get there

Date of experience: May 2015
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Reviewed 7 February 2015

This museum contains hundreds of exceptionally fine examples of classical Balinese art, some going back centuries. Unfortunately, they are in a building that is not air conditioned and is poorly lit. I have little doubt that it would take millions of dollars to conserve and rehouse these works in a museum that befits their importance. The museum staff are helpful and welcoming, which makes the state of this museum all the more sad. Visitors to the museum are, it seems, few and far between.

I recommend anyone who has an interest in classical Balinese paintings to see the many fine works in this museum before the ravages of time do any more damage to these wonderful examples of this genre of Balinese art and culture.

Date of experience: February 2015
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Reviewed 30 June 2014

If you are travelling to Klungkung and/or you are a student of Balinese art then this museum is worth a visit. It is some 6 kms before Klungkung (Semarapura, you see signs using both names) on the road from Gianyar. Watch for the bend in the road with police mannequins. It costs 50 thousand to enter and is looking somewhat run down but that rather adds to the atmosphere. We were the only people there during our visit and I cannot imagine it being on the tourist bus itinerary.
There are several floors of very historic pieces, many are three hundred or more years old. I have not seen similar pieces displayed in museums like the Neka in Ubud. The lighting/ displays are not the best but the works include ones which are not common, for example the wooden doorways.

Date of experience: June 2014
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Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 30 September 2017
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Date of experience: August 2017
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