MUSEUMS IN EUROPE

FRANCE
PARIS
MUSEE GUIMET
6, place d’Iéna, 75116 Paris.
https://www.guimet.fr/
Opened in 1889, the Musée Guimet, also known as the Musée national des arts asiatiques (National Museum of Asian Art), features an excellent collection of various Asian cultures and civilizations.

MUSEE CERNUSCHI
7 avenue Velasquez, 75008 Paris.
http://www.cernuschi.paris.fr/en
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.
The Museum is temporarily closed for renovation works to 31 March 2020.

MUSEE DU LOUVRE
Rue de Rivoli, 75058 Paris
https://www.louvre.fr/en/homepage
The new galleries of the Department of Islamic Art opened to the public on September 22, 2012. Some 3,000 objects are on display, spanning 1,300 years of history and three continents, from Spain to Southeast Asia.

 

GERMAY
DRESDEN – PORZELLANSAMMLUNG
Zwinger, Theaterplatz 1, 01067 Dresden
https://porzellansammlung.skd.museum/en/
In the bright galleries of the Dresden Zwinger, one of the most beautiful porcelain collections in the world is on display. Among the rich treasures of the former royal collection are old Chinese and Japanese porcelains as well as unique masterpieces from the early Meissen manufactory.

LEIPZIG – GRASSI MUSEUM
Museum für Angewandte Kunst
Johannisplatz 5-11, D-04103 Leipzig
http://www.grassimuseum.de/en/exhibitions/permanent-exhibition/asian-art.html

BERLIN – ASIAN ART MUSEUM
https://www.smb.museum/en/museums-institutions/museum-fuer-asiatische-kunst/home.html
The Museum für Asiatische Kunst and the Ethnologische Museum closed at the Dahlem site on 9 January 2017 to make preparations for the move to the Humboldt Forum. Until the Humboldt Forum opens, special exhibitions from the non-European collections will be on display at other sites.

COLOGNE – MUSEUM FOR EAST ASIAN ART
Museum für Ostasiatische Kunst Köln
Universitätsstrasse 100, D 50674 Köln
https://museum-fuer-ostasiatische-kunst.de/Collection
The Museum for East Asian Art was opened in 1913 as the first specialist museum of its kind in Europe. Together with the Museum für Asiatische Kunst (Museum of Asian Art) in Berlin it now houses the most important collection of art from China, Korea and Japan in Germany.

 

HUNGARY
FERENC HOPP MUSEUM OF EASTERN ASIATIC ARTS
103 Andrássy út, Budapest H-1062.
https://hoppmuseum.hu/hopp_ferenc_en/
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.

 

ITALY
TURIN – MAO (MUSEUM OF ORIENTAL ART)
Via San Domenico, 11, 10122 Torino
https://www.maotorino.it/en

VENICE – MUSEO D’ARTE ORIENTALE
Ca’ Pesaro, Santa Croce, 2076, 30100 Venezia (Venice)
https://polomusealeveneto.beniculturali.it/musei/museo-d%E2%80%99arte-orientale/informazioni-e-orari

 

NETHERLANDS
PRINCESSEHOF MUSEUM LEEUWARDEN
Grote Kerkstraat 11 .
8911 DZ Leeuwarden.
https://www.princessehof.nl/en/
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.

LEIDEN MUSEUM VOLKENKUNDE
Steenstraat 1, 2312 BS Leiden
https://www.volkenkunde.nl/en
The Museum of Ethnology (part of the Dutch National Museum of World Cultures) displays Indonesian, South-Asian, Japanese, Korean and Chinese art and material culture. The latter includes various highlights of Chinese ceramics, religious art, and twentieth-century paintings and calligraphy.

RIJKSMUSEUM AMSTERDAM
Museumstraat 1, 1071 XX Amsterdam
https://www.rijksmuseum.nl/en
On view in the Asia Pavilion are South- and South-East Asian sculptures and changing displays of Chinese and Japanese art. Throughout the chronological displays in the main building one can find various exquisite examples of export art from East-Asia and the former Dutch East-Indies.

FRAEYLEMABORG SLOCHTEREN
Hoofdweg 30, 9621 AL Slochteren
https://www.vandiepencollectie.nl/en/
This stately home displays the Jan Menze van Diepen collection of Chinese export ceramics.

GEMEENTEMUSEUM DEN HAAG
Stadhouderslaan 41 2517 HV, Den Haag
https://www.gemeentemuseum.nl/en
This museum has a good collection of Chinese export porcelain, examples of which are displayed amongst their superb collection of Delftware.

 

PORTUGAL
LISBON
CALOUSTE GULBENKIAN MUSEUM
Av. de Berna 45A, 1067-001 Lisbon.
https://gulbenkian.pt/museu/en/
The Calouste Gulbenkian Museum can take you from Ancient Egypt to the present day. The Founder’s Collection, gathered throughout Calouste Sarkis Gulbenkian’s life, is considered to be one of the best private collections in the world.

ORIENTE MUSEUM
Museu do Oriente, Avenida Brasília, Doca de Alcântara (Norte), 1350-352 Lisboa
http://www.museudooriente.pt/
Lisbon’s Orient Museum is dedicated to Asian art, with a special emphasis on the Portuguese presence in the East.

 

SWEDEN
OSTASIATISKA MUSEET
Skeppsholmen, Box 16381, 103 27 Stockholm.
http://www.varldskulturmuseerna.se/en/ostasiatiskamuseet/
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.

 

SWITZERLAND
MUSEUM RIETBERG
Gablerstrasse 15, 8002 Zürich
https://rietberg.ch/en/#/

BAUR FOUNDATION
Museum of Far Eastern Art
8 rue Munier-Romilly, 1206 Geneva
https://www.fondation-baur.ch/en

 

 

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