The museum is dedicated especially to the display of traditional fine art and ceramics of Indonesia.
The museum displays the traditional handicraft of Indonesia.
The museum also displays paintings by Indonesian painters such as the romanticist painter Raden Saleh and expressionist painter Affandi.
The paintings are organized by important period in Indonesian fine arts history: The Raden Saleh Era Room (1880–1890), Hindia Jelita Room (1920s), Persagi Room (1930s), Japanese Occupation Period Room (1942–1945), Pendirian Sanggar (“Founding of Art Studio”) Room (1945–1950), Birth of Realism Room (1950s), and the Contemporary Art Room (1960s-now).
The museum also displays traditional ceramics from various areas of Indonesia and cotemporary ceramics. There are also ceramic collections from China, Thailand, Vietnam, Japan, and Europe.