Friday, October 28, 2011

Musée guimet

The Musee Guimet (or the "Musée National des Arts Asiatiques") was inaugurated in 1889, and built by Emile Guimet a French industrialist.
Nowadays, it's more focus on the Asian Art collection.

In 1991, "the Panthéon bouddhique", a museum located on one of the wing of the Museum Guimet, opened, it gathers all the original arts of Emile Guimet from his travel to China and Japan.

The Musée National des Arts Asiatiques is rich of Oriental Artwork collections, like sculptures, painting, masks, statues, porcelain, jewelry...
It presents arts from the South-East Asia, India, Tibet and Nepal, China, Japan, Korea, Afghanistan and Pakistan.

The Musée Guimet proposes workshops of Japanese and Chinese calligraphy, as well as other workshops of Asian culture. It has a large library dedicated to Asian Art and a temporary exhibition hall ( temporary exhibitions and occasionally contemporary works of art).

It's is located on the 16th arrondissement of Paris, you may take the Paris metro line 9, Iéna station.

The museum is open every day except on Tuesday and some public holidays (January 1, May 1, December 25, from 10am to 6pm.

It's free admission (permanent collections) for those under 18 years old, and 26 years old for European residents, as well as on the first Sunday of the month.
Also, you can use the Paris museum pass to visit the Musée National des Arts Asiatiques.

Musée Guimet map:

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