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History of the Establishment of the DKI Jakarta Cultural Department

The DKI Jakarta Cultural Department has the task of carrying out government affairs in the field of culture and parts of culture, such as Traditional Arts, History, Cultural Conservation, Museums, and more.

Before the DKI Jakarta Cultural Department was formed, the government first established the Arts Division of the DKI Jakarta Education and Culture Regional Office. This is the forerunner to the establishment of the DKI Jakarta Cultural Department.

In 2001, by Governor's Decree No. 137/2001, the name was changed to the Department of Culture and Museums. Then in 2008 according to Regional Regulation No. 10 of 2008, the Tourism Office which is affiliated with the Culture and Museums Office was finally merged into the Tourism & Culture Office.

Along with changes in the bureaucracy at both the central and regional levels, the organizational structure of the DKI Jakarta Provincial Government has also changed. Based on Regional Regulation Number 2 of 2019 Amendment to Regional Regulation Number 5 of 2016 concerning the Establishment and Composition of Regional Apparatuses of DKI Jakarta Province, the Culture Service is independent of the organization and work procedures as stated in Governor Regulation Number 149 of 2019. Based on the Regulation of the Governor of DKI Jakarta Province Number 149 of 2019 concerning Organizational Governance of the DKI Jakarta Cultural Department, the Culture Service has the task of organizing government affairs in the fields of culture and subculture affairs, traditional arts, history, cultural heritage, and museums.


Bujaka - Aplikasi Budaya Jakarta

Jalan Gatot Subroto Kav. 40-41 Lt. 11 dan 12
Kelurahan Kuningan Timur, Kecamatan Setiabudi
Jakarta Selatan
DKI Jakarta, 12950
(021) 252-3164