Ethnology

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

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

Weltmuseum Wien (World Museum Vienna), Austria

Weltmuseum Wien (World Museum Vienna), Austria

The Weltmuseum Wien (World Museum Vienna), formerly known as Museum of Ethnology Vienna, is one of the most important of its kind worldwide. It developed out of the Anthropological-Ethnographical Department of the Natural History Museum, in 1928…  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

Sejong University Museum, Korea

Sejong University Museum, Korea

Sejong University Museum, in Seoul, Korea, houses a collection of relics and treasures from Korea’s glorious past. This collection includes, among other things, folkcrafts, woodwork, costumes and personal ornaments, pottery, and works of calligraphy.   Read More

Museum Aan de Stroom, Belgium

Museum Aan de Stroom, Belgium

Antwerp, Belgium, is a city on a river with a port. For centuries, it has been a meeting place and a place of cultural exchange. The Museum Aan de Stroom has collected the evidences of these exchanges, using them to tell new stories: stories about the city, the river and the port…  Read More

Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre, Lao PDR

Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre, Lao PDR

The Traditional Arts and Ethnology Centre in Luang Prabang, Lao PDR, was launched in July 2007 to promote understanding of Lao PDR’s ethnic diversity and advocate for the survival and transmission of its cultural heritage.  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

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

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