Posted by Bali Suta on 29 October 2015, last update 29 October 2018
Ubud is a big Village with 13 Banjar (smaller group - part of village) and traditional villages. By located at 300 metres above sea level, Ubud has a cold air, with a beauty, natural and exotic environment. Bali has many names like the island of the gods, The last paradise, and the centre of the universe are yet more names for this truly beautiful tropical island inhabited with artistic people and a dynamic society with unique arts and ceremonies.
Bali has got the name of living museum. The name was given by those experts and people visiting Bali confirmed this statement. This was due to the fact that historical heritages and ancient way of life are preserved well mixed and adopted in the daily life of the society. One of positive attitude among Balinese is that when they found any ancient artifacts or any ancient remains they will preserve it in relation with religious ritual.
As of the nature of religious ritual related to any material, it is considered sacred object and no one will risk to touch it without special ceremony to be carried out before. That was, when archaeologist made a research to read the inscriptions of ancient king, the people had to make religious ritual before the reading, and will be escorted by religious figures. Almost bigger part of movable ancient heritages such as stone sculptures, bronze objects, inscriptions are preserved in the temple.
Neka Art Museum
Neka Art Museum Ubud Bali, is more than just collection of fine art inspired by natural beauty, people, and culture of Bali. Neka Art Museum address: Jl. R Sanggingan, phone (62361-975074)
The AGUNG RAI MUSEUM OF ART (ARMA) was officially opened by the Indonesian Minister for Education and Culture, Prof. Dr. Ing. Wardiman Djojonegoro on 9 June 1996.
Arma Museum Address: Jl. Raya Pengosekan, phone (62361-976659)
Antonio Blanco Museum
Blanco, arguably the most famous and successful artist to ever live in Bali, built his magnificent studio on top of a mountain overlooking the Campuan River.
Museum Puri Lukisan
When the high quality of Balinese art became worldly recognized, more and more Balinese artworks disappeared to other parts of Indonesia and foreign countries. Museum Puri Lukisan address: Jl. Raya Ubud, phone (62361-975136)
The Rudana Museum was established in 1995, with the main aim of providing an outstanding collection of paintings for the public to study and enjoy. Museum Rudana address: Jl. Cok Ray Pudak, phone (62361-975779)