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National Museum, Malaysia

National Museum, Malaysia

Located in the heart of the city of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and set amongst its neighbourhood of historical buildings and romantic parkland, the National Museum or popularly known as Muzium Negara is built in the style of a traditional Malay house.   Read More

[Workshop Call] Chinese Musical Instruments and Western Museums

[Workshop Call] Chinese Musical Instruments and Western Museums

Call for Contributions to share information at the Workshop Chinese Musical Instruments and Western Museums to be held in Leiden, The Netherlands, 13-16 Sept 2012.  Read More

National Folk Museum of Korea

National Folk Museum of Korea

The National Folk Museum of Korea, in Seoul, is Korea’s leading institution dedicated to presenting traditional life, having more than two million visitors annually. The Museum has been playing significant roles in providing educational and cultural opportunities to understand how Koreans lived in traditional times.

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Manggha Museum of Japanese Art and Technology, Poland

Manggha Museum of Japanese Art and Technology, Poland

The Manggha Museum of Japanese Art and Technology in Krakow, Poland, is the product of the idea of two visionaries: Wajda and Jasieński. During its 15 years of activity, the institution has been putting its founder’s vision into practice – the vision of a place where the Polish people can getto know Japan better.  Read More

GRASSI Museum of Ethnology, Germany

GRASSI Museum of Ethnology, Germany

The Grassi Ethnological Museum in Leipzig, Germany, showcases numerous impressive collections from all over the world. The exhibitions are designed to be appealing to both art connoisseurs as well as visitors interested in the life of other cultures.  Read More

Calouste Gulbenkian Museum, Portugal

Calouste Gulbenkian Museum, Portugal

Calouste Gulbenkian Museum (Museu Calouste Gulbenkian) is a museum in Lisbon, Portugal, containing a collection of ancient, and some modern art. Gulbenkian’s art is now managed by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.   Read More

National Museum of Ethnology, Japan

National Museum of Ethnology, Japan

Founded in 1974, the National Museum of Ethnology in Osaka, Japan, (also known as Minpaku) is an Inter-University Research Institute, housing a research center and a museum.   Read More

Horniman Museum, United Kingdom

Horniman Museum, United Kingdom

Victorian tea trader Frederick John Horniman began collecting specimens and artefacts from around the World in the 1860’s. Horniman’s key mission was to bring the world to Forest Hill and he opened part of his family house to the public so they could view his collections. In 1898 Horniman commissioned Charles Harrison Townsend to design a new museum building. The musuem opened in 1901.

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Slovene Ethnographic Museum, Slovenia

Slovene Ethnographic Museum, Slovenia

The Slovene Ethnographic Museum, in Ljubljana, Slovenia, is the national museum of ethnology. It is a museum “about people, for people”, a museum of cultural identities, the link between the past and the present, between our own and other cultures, between nature and civilization.  Read More

Art Museum Riga Bourse, Latvia

Art Museum Riga Bourse, Latvia

In 2011 the Art Museum Riga Bourse, Latvia, replaced the Foreign Art Museum. The new museum took over the collections, international collaboration experience and moved to the historical Riga stock exchange building.  Read More

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