Asian Cultures

National Museum of Indonesia

National Museum of Indonesia

The National Museum Indonesia, in Jakarta is well-known among the Indonesian people. They call it “the Elephant Museum“ (Museum Gajah) because of the large bronze statue of an elephant standing in the front. It was presented by King Chulalongkorn of Siam (Thailand) when he paid a state visit to the museum in 1871.   Read More

Edoardo Chiossone Museum of Oriental Art, Italy

Edoardo Chiossone Museum of Oriental Art, Italy

The Chiossone Museum of Oriental Art (Museo d’Arte Orientale Edoardo Chiossone) in Italy hosts a valuable patrimony of Japanese and Chinese art gathered in Japan during the Meiji period by Edoardo Chiossone (Genoa 1833 – Tokyo 1898), a refined artist, an engraver of great talent and extraordinary technical ability.  Read More

State Museum of Oriental Art, Russian Federation

State Museum of Oriental Art, Russian Federation

The State Museum of Oriental Art, in Moscow, is one of the largest cultural educational institutions of the Russian Federation. It holds permanent expositions of the Art of China, Korea, Japan, South-Eastern Asia, Mongolia, India, Central Asia, Tibet and much more.  Read More

Asian Civilisations Museum, Singapore

Asian Civilisations Museum, Singapore

Discover Asia at the Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM), the region’s only museum devoted to the civilisations, arts and culture of Asia. With a collection spanning Southeast Asia, China, South Asia and the Islamic world of West Asia, the museum also traces the diverse cultural roots of modern Singaporeans.   Read More

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

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

Gyeonggi Provincial Museum, Korea

Gyeonggi Provincial Museum, Korea

The Gyeonggi Provincial Museum was founded in 1989 in order to promote the cultural and historic development of ancient Korea. It is a non-profit public institution, funded by the Gyeonggi Province which is the largest province in South Korea.  Read More

National Museum in Krakow, Poland

National Museum in Krakow, Poland

The National Museum in Krakow was established as Poland’s first national art collecting institution in 1879. Until the end of the First World War, it was the only such large museum accessible to the public on Polish soil.

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Peranakan Museum, Singapore

Peranakan Museum, Singapore

The Peranakan Museum in Singapore explores the culture of Peranakan communities in Southeast Asia. Installed in the former Tao Nan Chinese School which was built in 1912, this intimate museum possesses one of the finest and most comprehensive collections of Peranakan objects.  Read More

Five Continents Museum, Munich, Germany

Five Continents Museum, Munich, Germany

The Five Continents Museum in Munich (formerly State Museum of Ethnology) was founded in 1862 and is the oldest of its kind in Germany. Today it holds about 160,000 ethnographical artefacts and masterpieces of non-European origin.   Read More

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