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Hajj certificate (detail). 17th–18th century AD. Nasser D. Khalili Collection of Islamic Art (Khalili Family Trust).

Hajj: Journey to the Heart of Islam

The Hajj or the pilgrimage to Mecca in Saudi Arabia, is one of the five pillars of Islam. It is the pilgrimage that every Muslim must make at least once in their lifetime if they are able. This major exhibition at the British Museum, London charts the history of this spiritual journey.  Read More

Jesper Kurt-Nielsen

Jesper Kurt-Nielsen

In-charge of Libraries and Archives, National Museum of Denmark. I am in charge of the libraries and archives in the National Museum of Denmark, Ethnographic Collections. I have a MA in museum ethnography and a BA in history and art history. I have been educated as a web developer and have been an officer in […]  Read More

National Museum of Denmark

National Museum of Denmark

The National Museum of Denmark is the largest museum of cultural history in Denmark. It covers Danish history, from prehistory until modern times. Besides the Danish collections, an important part of the museum is its ethnographic collection.  Read More

Tokyo National Museum hosts 200 Chinese masterpieces

Tokyo National Museum hosts 200 Chinese masterpieces

The Tokyo National Museum is hosting an exhibition of masterpieces from the Palace Museum, Beijing, to mark the 40th anniversary of the normalization of relations between Japan and China.  Read More

Mae Fah Luang Art and Cultural Park, Thailand

Mae Fah Luang Art and Cultural Park, Thailand

The Lanna art on display at the Mae Fah Luang Art and Cultural Park, Thailand, has been collected by the Mae Fah Luang Foundation under Royal Patronage. It represents the finest exhibition and collection of Northern Thai artefacts in Thailand.  Read More

Sarawak Museum Department, Malaysia

Sarawak Museum Department, Malaysia

The Sarawak Museum, Malaysia, was established by Charles Brooke the Second Rajah in 1860, thanks to the influence of the great naturalist, Alfred Russell Wallace.   Read More

Brunei Museum

Brunei Museum

The Brunei Museum was established in 1965, with its first administrative office at the Civic Centre in Bandar Seri Begawan. Given approval for a building of its own, a location was selected for the museum, on a historical site, at Kota Batu.  Read More

National Museum of Anthropology, Spain

National Museum of Anthropology, Spain

The National Museum of Anthropology (Museo Nacional de Antropología), in Madrid, Spain, was opened on 29 April 1875 by King Alfonso XII. It was founded on the personal initiative of Dr. Pedro González Velasco.  Read More

Busan Museum, Korea

Busan Museum, Korea

The Busan Museum was first opened in 1978. Its collection contains important artefacts that showcase the character, history and culture of Busan from prehistoric times to the present age.   Read More

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