MUSEUMS IN ASIA
THE PALACE MUSEUM – THE FORBIDDEN CITY
The Palace Museum
4 Jingshan Qianjie
Established in 1925, the Palace Museum was installed in the imperial palace of two consecutive dynasties – the Ming (1368-1644) and the Qing (1644-1911). The magnificent architecture, also known as the Forbidden City, and the vast holding of the imperial collections of paintings, calligraphy, ceramics, and decorative objects make it one of the most prestigious museums in China and the world. In 1961 the imperial palace was designated by the State Council as one of China’s foremost-protected cultural heritage sites, and in 1987 was made a UNESCO World Heritage site.
No.201 Renmin Da Dao,
MUSEUM OF THE QIN SHIHUANG TERRACOTTA ARMY
136 Qinling N Road,
Qinling Town, Lingtong County,
Xi’an City, Shaanxi Province.
Henan Province, Zhengzhou City,
Nongye Road 8, Zhengzhou, Henan Province, 450002.
Henan Museum, located in Zhengzhou, is a newly-built modern history and art museum. It opened to the public on May 1, 1998.
321 Zhongshan E Rd, Xuanwu Qu,
Nanjing Shi, Jiangsu Sheng.
HONG KONG MARITIME MUSEUM
Central Ferry Pier,
The museum illustrates how China, Asia and the West have contributed through the ages to the development of boats, ships, maritime exploration and trade, and naval warfare. While concentrating on the South China coast and its adjacent seas, it also covers global trends and provides a comprehensive account of Hong Kong’s growth and development as a major world port and maritime centre.
HONG KONG HERITAGE MUSEUM
Hong Kong Heritage Museum,
1 Man Lam Rd, Sha Tin.
HONG KONG MUSEUM OF ART
10 Salisbury Rd, Tsim Sha Tsui.
(Re-opening is scheduled to take place in November 2019)
ART MUSEUM, CHINESE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONGArt Gallery Conservation Annex,
University Ave, Ma Liu Shui.
UNIVERSITY MUSEUM AND ART GALLERY – THE UNIVERSITY OF HONG KONG
University Museum and Art Gallery –
The University of Hong Kong,
90 Bonham Rd, Lung Fu Shan.
NATIONAL PALACE MUSEUM, TAIPEI
No.221, Sec. 2 Zhishan Rd.,
Taipei City 11143,
The National Palace Museum was originally established as the Palace Museum in Beijing’s Forbidden City on 10 October 1925, shortly after the expulsion of Puyi, the last emperor of China, from the Forbidden City by warlord Feng Yü-hsiang. The articles in the museum consisted of the valuables of the former Imperial family.
TOKYO NATIONAL MUSEUM
13-9 Ueno Park, Taito-ku, Tokyo, 110-8712.
OSAKA MUSEUM OF ORIENTAL CERAMICS
The Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka 1−1−26,
The Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka, was founded in November 1982, commemorating the donation of the world-renowned “Ataka Collection” by the Sumitomo Group. In addition to the Collection which comprises nearly one thousand pieces of Chinese and Korean ceramics, the Museum accepted generous donations including the Korean ceramics of the Rhee Byung-Chang Collection, works by Hamada Shoji, Persian ceramics and Chinese snuff bottles.
THE KYUSHU CERAMIC MUSEUM
3100-1 Toshakuotsu, Arita-cho,
Nishi Matsuura-Gun, Saga Prefecture 844-8585
NATIONAL MUSEUM OF KOREA
Yongsan-gu, Seoul, 04383.