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Background

The BI Museum is located in the disused De Javasche Bank building in the Old Town of Jakarta, a location steeped in historical significance. The Government designated the site a cultural heritage building in accordance with Jakarta Gubernatorial Decree No. 475 of 1993.

Preservation of the building is consistent with Jakarta government policy to declare the Old Town as an area of historical significance.  As a pioneer of cultural heritage revitalisation in the Old Town, Bank Indonesia presents a trove of knowledge concerning Bank Indonesia’s role and contribution in the historical journey of Indonesia, while elaborating the motivation behind Bank Indonesia's policies over time.
 
These were the main considerations that built awareness concerning the importance of a Bank Indonesian Museum.

 
 

Goals

Supporting development of the Old Town as a tourist destination in Jakarta, it is fitting for the Bank Indonesia Building, which has received cultural heritage status from the Government, to be used as the Bank Indonesia Museum.  The goals of establishing and maintaining the Bank Indonesia Building in Jakarta Old Town are as follows:​

  1. Means of BI Policy Communication
    The BI Museum has a function of socialising the various policies issued by Bank Indonesia to ensure the public knows and understands the latest BI policies.

  2. ​​A Place to Collect, Store and Maintain Numismatic Collections and Historical Documents​
    The broad diversity of numismatic items and historical documents collected during the central bank's journey are managed, curated and presented comprehensively on public display.

  3. ​​​​​​​Means of Edutainment (Education-Entertainment)
    The BI Museum is also a means of edutainment, providing technology-based learning facilities on central banking.


Virtual Tour of Museum Bank Indonesia

Virtual Tour of Museum Bank Indonesia

Vission and Mission

Vision

Be a source of information concerning central bank history in Indonesia, while providing trusted, informative, modern and interesting policy communication, managed professionally.​​​


Mission

Provide interesting public education facilities through use of appropriate information technology concerning:

  1. The function and role of Bank Indonesia over time;
  2. Bank Indonesia’s cultural heritage building and the collections housed within, including their preservation, relating to the history of Bank Indonesia; and
  3. Provide public economic, monetary and banking information under one roof.

Museum’s Layout


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​​Flagship Programs


  • Explore the Museum
    This program aims to give visiting groups additional insight and understanding concerning the roles, functions and policies of Bank Indonesia as well as information on the numismatic collections and architecture of the building. Visitor application forms are available through email to the BI Museum.

  • Seminars ​​​​​​​​​​​
    This forum is organised to discuss certain topics concerning various issues, including the economy, history, arts, heritage and culture.

  • ​Pop-Up Exhibitions
    Pop-up exhibitions are arranged covering a variety of themes, including numismatics, the arts, culture and creative industries.

  • Interactive Activities and Thematic Education
    Regular educational activities are held to commemorate important dates, including Indonesian independence, National Heroes Day and Mother's Day. The activities include seminars, workshops, quizzes, performances and competitions.

  • BI Museum Goes to School (MGTS)
    Educational activities in the form of exhibitions, shows and games at selected schools/universities across Indonesia.​

Exhibition Area

Metamorphosis of Bank Indonesia’s Logo

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Gold Monetary Room

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Numismatic Room

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Immersive Cinema

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Facilities of Museum

The BI Museum was first opened to the public on 15th December 2006 by Bank Indonesia Governor, Burhanuddin Abdullah, and subsequently inaugurated by the President of the Republic of Indonesia, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, on 19th July 2009, with an expanded and refined layout and the introduction of interactive multimedia technology.

Auditorium

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 The auditorium is used for visiting groups or communities to organise various activities, such as seminars, workshops, discussions and public education events.

Multipurpose Room

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Located on the ground floor, the multipurpose room facilitates various events, such as workshops, bazaars, discussion groups, meet-and-greets and much more.

Temporary Exhibition Area

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Various thematic exhibitions and bazaars pop up in this temporary space.​

Mosque

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Visitors are welcome to worship in a comfortable air-conditioned mosque before or after exploring the museum.

Parking Area

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Plenty of visitor parking is available at the Bank Indonesia Museum for motorbikes, cars and buses. ;



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