UPH Museum (MUPH)
Museum Universitas Pelita Harapan (MUPH) is the center of fine art studies at Tangerang Lippo Village. As part of the University of Pelita Harapan, the museum is intended to fill the need for educational institutions in the field of Indonesian Fine Arts that is growing rapidly nowadays. As part of the new urban Lippo Village community which is being developed, this museum aims to:
  • insert the nuance and understanding of art in public life.
  • be a place of development of knowledge and appreciation of Indonesian art.
Collections and Facilities
  • MUPH Gallery
    MUPH preparatory activities have started from the year of 1993, i.e. with the start of the collecting of fine art. Until now MUPH which is located in Menara Matahari Building 3rd floor has accommodate 880 paintings with a balanced composition between the works of painters, started from Raden Saleh, a group of painters called Mooi Indie dominated by European painters who lived in Indonesia during the period Dutch colonization, Persagi group painters, Indonesian modern artists, until lately contemporary works. Unfortunately due to space limitations, the museum galleries can only displaying the work of just 35-40.
  • MUPH Library
    MUPH also has a library that contains reference books on the choice of Indonesian and international art as well as exhibition catalogs and work auction. The total is 2,700 books and the catalogs are excellent research tool.
Education and Research
As an integral part of the University of Pelita Harapan, MUPH provide a means for UPH students and other visitors to do research both primary and secondary.
  • Primary Research
    Students and other visitors are possible to examine the work of art directly in MUPH gallery. The visits are (both in-class art appreciation classes and individual requests) can give picture about the history and experience the beauty of our art.
  • Secondary Research
    The books in MUPH library collection has become a good source of reference and quite complete to really help the work of students assignments.
Since 1997 Museum Universitas Pelita Harapan has been involved in numerous solo and group exhibitions. First exhibition entitled “From Mooi-Indie to Persagi” was held in September through to December 1997 at the Museum Seni Rupa Indonesia. “The Optimist: Sudjojono” held at Universitas Pelita Harapan in May of 1998 was to support and celebrate the university’s open house. The public exhibition was warmly welcomed by art lovers across Indonesia.
Furthermore, the art lovers from abroad have also been enjoying and appreciating the uniqueness, diversity, and beauty of the painting collection of MUPH through MUPH participation in abroad exhibition, as follows:
  • In June 1999 MUPH collaborating with the Singapore Art Museum exhibited their collections in Singapore, with the theme "Soul Ties, The Land and Her People, Art from Indonesia".
  • In 2002 in collaboration with the Asia Society Australasia Center, again showing off the collection with the work of Indonesian artists in Australia with the theme "Crossing Boundaries Bali: A Window to Twentieth Century Indonesian Art" which is a traveling exhibition that presented in several galleries and museums in Australia.
  • MUPH also includes two Sudjana Kerton collections on "The Lone Wolf, The Art of Sudjana Kerton" exhibition organized by the Honolulu Academy of Arts. This exhibition was held in October 2006 - January 2007 and received rave reviews from the art-loving community in Honolulu, Hawaii.
  • In 2008, MUPH includes two S. Sujojono collections in "Strategies towards the Real: S. Sudjojono and Contemporary Indonesian Art" exhibition organized by the NUS Museum of Singapore.
  • In the year of 2009, MUPH lent its six selected paintings to the Centraal Museum, Utrech, Netherlands to be included in "Beyond the Dutch" exhibition. The exhibition was held on October 2009 until January 2010.
  • Finally, in 2010 MUPH is again sending one of its main collection entitled “Freedom – Merdeka atau Mati” by the artist Roestamadji to the exhibition of Realism in Asia held by National Museum of Contemporary Art Korea (MOCA).
Location: Menara Matahari 3rd fl. Blvd Palem Raya No. 7
  Lippo Village, Tangerang
Phone: 021 – 5475585/7
Email: museum.uph@gmail.com
Open Monday to Friday, 9 AM to 4 PM