Asian Cultures

British Museum, United Kingdom

British Museum, United Kingdom

The British Museum is a museum of human history and culture situated in London. Its collections, which number more than seven million objects, are amongst the largest and most comprehensive in the world and originate from all continents, illustrating and documenting the story of human culture from its beginning to the present.   Read More

Museum of Ethnology Hamburg, Germany

Museum of Ethnology Hamburg, Germany

The ethnographic collection of Hamburg, in Germany, was first mentioned in 1850 as part of the municipal library. After several moves, it became the Museum of Ethnology Hamburg (Museum für Völkerkunde) in 1879.  Read More

National Museum of Scotland

National Museum of Scotland

The building of the new Museum of Scotland, which opened in 1998, to tell the country’s history from earliest times to the present day, created a landmark museum in Edinburgh for the nation.  Read More

musée du quai Branly, permanent collections, © musée du quai Branly, photographer Nicolas Borel,

Quai Branly Museum, France

The creation of the Quai Branly Museum (musée du quai Branly) Paris, France, an institution entirely dedicated to the arts and civilizations of Africa, Asia, Oceania and the Americas, was the result of a political desire to see justice rendered to Non-European cultures.  Read More

Guimet Museum of Asian Art, France

Guimet Museum of Asian Art, France

The Guimet Museum of Asian Art (Musée National des arts asiatiques Guimet) in Paris, France has one of the largest collections of Asian art outside Asia.  Read More

Náprstek Museum of Asian, African and American Cultures, Czech Republic

Náprstek Museum of Asian, African and American Cultures, Czech Republic

Náprstek Museum of Asian, African and American Cultures in the city of Prague, Czech Republic. It is part of the Prague National Museum. It was founded by Vojta Náprstek (1826-1894).  Read More

National Museum of Ethnology, the Netherlands

National Museum of Ethnology, the Netherlands

The National Museum of Ethnology (Museum Volkenkunde) in Leiden, the Netherlands, maintains a number of world-renowned collections. King William I (1772-1843) founded the Royal Cabinet of Curiosities in 1816 in The Hague on the basis of a collection of “Chinese curiosities”, donated by a private collector..  Read More

National Museum of the Philippines

National Museum of the Philippines

The National Museum of the Philippines, Manila, is envisioned as the premier institution and repository of the best of the natural and cultural heritage of the Philippines. It has three main goals covering the diverse fields of knowledge through various educational, scientific and cultural..  Read More

National University of Singapore Museum

National University of Singapore Museum

As part of the National University of Singapore, the NUS Museum facilitates the intellectual and cultural life of the University community. Focusing mainly on Southeast Asian art and culture, the Museum contributes to and facilitates the production, display and reception of knowledge..  Read More

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