The Gedong Kirtya was established on June 2nd, 1928, by Resident I.J.J. Calon, who was a government official in Bali and Lombok during the Dutch colonial era. With the establishment the extensive research on the field of Balinese culture, customs and language by two Dutch scholars, F.A. Liefrienk and Dr. N. van der Tuuk, was commemorated. Initially, the Gedong Kirtya started as a Foundation, then called “Stichting van der Tuuk”; the words “Gedong” (building) and “Kirtya” (to endeavor) were added later on the initiative of I Gustu Putu Djelantik, then the Raja (King) of Buleleng. Because of its rich collection, the Gedong Kirtya has always been a famous research center for those who are interested to learn more in-depth about the Hindu based culture in Indonesia.
Museum Gedong Kirtya – Singaraja Bali
Activities In bali
A small selection of ideas and things to do in Bali.