National Archives Building, Jakarta

The National Archives Building (Indonesian: Gedung Arsip Nasional) is the building of the Government Museum in Jakarta, Indonesia. The building, formerly a late 18th-century private residence of Governor-General Reinier de Klerk, is part of the cultural heritage of Jakarta. The house is an archetypal Indies-Style house of the earliest period.

National Archives Building
Gedung Arsip Nasional
National Archives of Indonesia Building (Gedung Arsip Nasional).JPG
National Archives Building
National Archives Building, Jakarta is located in Jakarta
National Archives Building, Jakarta
location within Jakarta
National Archives Building, Jakarta is located in Indonesia
National Archives Building, Jakarta
National Archives Building, Jakarta (Indonesia)
General information
Architectural styleOld Indies style
LocationJakarta, Indonesia
AddressJalan Gajah Mada no. 111
Coordinates6°9′14″S 106°49′1″E / 6.15389°S 106.81694°E / -6.15389; 106.81694Coordinates: 6°9′14″S 106°49′1″E / 6.15389°S 106.81694°E / -6.15389; 106.81694
Estimated completion1760[1]
Design and construction
Other information
Public transit accessKoridor 1 Transjakarta Mangga Besar
The building in the 1930s
Interior of the National Archives Building


  1. ^ Akihary 1990, p. 11.
  2. ^ de Haan 1922, pp. 72–6.

Cited worksEdit

  • Akihary, Huib (1990). Architectuur & Stedebouw in Indonesië 1870/1970. Zutphen: De Walburg Pers. ISBN 9072691024.
  • de Haan, F. (1922). Oud Batavia - Eerste en tweede deel. Batavia: G. Kolff & Co.
  • Gill, Ronald (1998). Gunawan Tjahjono (ed.). Country Houses in the 18th Century. Indonesian Heritage - Architecture. Vol. 6. Singapore: Archipelago Press. ISBN 981-3018-30-5.
  • Het Indische bouwen: architectuur en stedebouw in Indonesie : Dutch and Indisch architecture 1800-1950. Helmond: Gemeentemuseum Helmond. 1990. Retrieved March 30, 2015.
  • Messakh, Matheos V. (July 15, 2008). "A home truth about the house of a Dutch governor-general". The Jakarta Post. PT. Niskala Media Tenggara. Archived from the original on July 26, 2008. Retrieved November 13, 2016.
  • Taylor, Jean Gelman (1983). The Social World of Batavia: European and Eurasian in Dutch Asia (illustrated ed.). Madison: The University of Wisconsin Press. ISBN 9780299094706.