National Museum of Asian Art Guimet,
6, place d’Iéna,
From 1945, within the framework of a massive reorganization of the French national collections, the Musée Guimet transferred its Egyptian pieces to the Louvre and, in return, received the entire collection of objects from the latter museum’s Department of Asian Arts. Between then and 1953, under its Director, René Grousset (Grousset having taken over from Joseph Hackin who had died in 1941 along with his wife in the service of the Free French forces) it became one of the world’s leading museums of Asian art.
7 avenue Velasquez,
The Musée Cernuschi is the second most important collection of Far Eastern art in Paris, after the Guimet Museum. It houses the fifth largest collection of Chinese art in Europe.
Cernuschi’s smoking room has been designed as a memorial to him. Of the 12,400 objects in the Cernuschi Museum collection, 900 are on permanent display. The main body of this collection are Chinese bronzes from the 15th century B.C.-3rd century A.D.
The Musée Cernuschi is most noted for its Chinese art which ranges from the Neolithic age to the 13th century. Included are Han dynasty tomb figures, called mingqi, from the Northern Wei dynasty and the Sui dynasty.
PRINCESSEHOF MUSEUM LEEUWARDEN
Princessehof Leeuwarden, Grote Kerkstraat 11 .
8911 DZ Leeuwarden
T +31 (0)58 2 948 958 | F +31 (0)58 2 948 968
This museum has a very good collection of Chinese porcelain, much of which is blue and white export porcelain. This includes a large amount of Swatow ware.
FERENC HOPP MUSEUM OF EASTERN ASIATIC ARTS
103 Andrássy út, Budapest H-1062
Ferenc Hopp purchased his items of Oriental art in the course of his round-the-world trips and at World Exhibitions. As his interest in Oriental arts deepened, he sought advice from the young art historian Zoltán Felvinczi Takács – later to become the first director of the museum – concerning the development of his collection. Since the foundation of the Museum, the collection has been increased through donations, purchase and transference of Oriental collections of other museums. Currently the collection consists of approximately 20,000 objects and incorporates a body of Chinese, Japanese, Indian, South-East Asian, Nepalese, Tibetan, Mongolian, Korean and Near-Eastern pieces. Our principle field of collection – geographically speaking – consists of South, South-East and East Asia; as far as themes are concerned, it includes the traditional fine arts, applied arts and, occasionally, the folk art of these areas. Due to increased interest in contemporary Oriental arts, we intend to broaden the range of our field of collection in this direction.
Skeppsholmen, Box 16381, 103 27 Stockholm
Tel: 08-519 557 50/70 Fax: 08-519 557 55
The museum has collections from Asia, with special focus on China. Items from the collections now on display in China before China illustrate prehistoric China, The Middle Kingdom deals with China in the age of emperors and also on display China´s Book History, Buddhist and Indian sculptures and Chinese paintings.