Museum Perumusan Naskah Proklamasi

The building was built in the 1920s by Dutch architect J.F.L Blankenberg in European Architectural style (Art Deco). The width of land is 3,914 m2 and width of the building is 1,138.10 m2.

In 1931, it was owned by PT Asuransi Jiwasraya. When the Pacific War broke out, the building had been used by British Consul General until Japan occupied Indonesia.

In the time of Japanese occupation, the building was the residence of a young Japanese admiral, Tadashi Maeda, a chief in Japan Army and Navy connectivity. After Indonesia’s independence, the building remained his residence until the Allies landed in Indonesia in September 1945. After Japan’s defeat, the building became the British Royal Army Headquarters.

The ownership change to this building was executed in nationalization action against foreigner’s properties in Indonesia. The building was given to the Ministry of Finance and its management was given to Jiwasraya Insurance Company.

From 1961 to 1981, the building was leased by the British Embassy. Then, it was received by the Ministry of Education and Culture on December 28, 1981. In 1982, the building was used by the National Library for its office.

The building has important meaning for Indonesia because there was a historical event on August 16-17 in this building i.e. the formulating of independence text. Therefore, in 1984, Education and Culture Minister, Prof. Nugroho Notosusanto instructed Museum Directorate to make this historical building into Museum Perumusan Naskah Proklamasi.

Based on the decree of Education and Culture Minister No. 0476/1992 dated November 24, 1992, the building which is located on Jalan Imam Bonjol No.1, Central Jakarta, was decided as the technical implementation unit in a cultural sector under General Directorate of Culture, Department of Education and Culture. Now, the museum is in the Ministry of Education and Culture based on Regulation of the Minister of Education and Culture No.47 of 2012 dated July 20, 2012.


Museum Perumusan Naskah Proklamasi

Museum Perumusan Naskah Proklamasi

Museum Perumusan Naskah Proklamasi

Museum Perumusan Naskah Proklamasi

Museum Perumusan Naskah Proklamasi

Museum Perumusan Naskah Proklamasi

Museum Perumusan Naskah Proklamasi

Museum Perumusan Naskah Proklamasi

Museum Perumusan Naskah Proklamasi

Museum Perumusan Naskah Proklamasi

Museum Perumusan Naskah Proklamasi

Museum Perumusan Naskah Proklamasi