In 2009, a community of music lovers in Malang City called Galeri Malang Bernyanyi (GMB) was established by the initiation of Komunitas Pecinta Kajoetangan. GMB was then transformed into Museum Musik Indonesia (MMI) and has been officially inaugurated by the Creative Economy Agency of the Republic of Indonesia, the Ministry of Law and Human Rights of Indonesia, and also the government of Malang City in 2016, with Pongki Pamungkas and Hengki Herwanto as the founder.
Most of the collections in Museum Musik Indonesia are physical recording media in the form of cassettes, vinyl records, and CD/VCD/DVD. Furthermore, the collections are mostly from public donations, not only from Indonesia, but also around the world. In 2020, MMI has been certified as a type B museum by the Ministry of Education and Culture in recognition of its efforts in conserving historical music objects both from Indonesia and internationally. Similar awards were also given by the Indonesian National Library.
Thus, the MMI is also enlivening the list of museums that can be visited in the area of Malang along with dozens of other museums. It can even be said that MMI is the first music museum that was officially inaugurated in Indonesia and has been approved by the Ministry of Law and Human Rights of Indonesia as well. Indonesia should have a museum with a collection of the diversity of historical music objects and literacy all around the world. Nevertheless, due to the limited human resources and funds, MMI still has to rely on donations and volunteers to keep operating.
Museum Musik Indonesia
Gedung Kesenian Gajayana, 2nd floor.
Nusakambangan street, no. 19, Malang City, East Java, Indonesia.
Visiting hours: Tuesday – Sunday, 10 AM – 5 PM
(Closed on Mondays and National Holidays).
Entrance ticket: IDR. 10,000,00- per person.