Arts & Culture

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National Museum

Established in 1778, originally named Royal Batavian Society of Arts and Sciences, the current National Museum of Indonesia (Indonesian: Museum Nasional), is an archeological, historical, ethnological, and geographical museum located in Jakarta. The museum is popularly known as Elephant Building (Indonesian: Gedung Gajah) after the elephant statue in its forecourt.

Its broad and fascinating collections covers all of Indonesia's territory and almost all of its history. The museum has endeavoured to preserve Indonesia's heritage for two centuries.

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