Museum für Asiatische Kunst
A merging of the Museum for Indian Art and the Museum of East Asian Art in Berlin's Dahlem museum complex created one of the world’s most important collections of art from the Indo-Asian cultural area.
© Staatliche Museen zu Berlin. Foto: Maximilian Meisse
Also notable is the acclaimed “Turfan collection” of Silk Road rarities obtained in Prussian archaeological expeditions to China in the early 20th century. The highlight is a full-scale reconstruction of a Buddhist temple decorated with original murals.
In 1906, the director general of Berlin's Royal Museums recommended the founding of the East Asian Art Collection as the first of its kind in Germany. Today, the collection displays a broad range of art from China, Korea and Japan. A central exhibition room is dedicated to Buddhist art from all three countries. Important items from the collection include Chinese ceramics from Neolithic times up to the 15th century, a tea-room built by Japanese carpenters, and a selection of ancient bronzes and jade pieces.
The New Art Space examines current trends, including a contemporary video installation by Korean artist Nam June Paik. Film screenings and interactive presentations round out the information experience. Audio guides for both of the museum’s collections are available in several languages.
Lansstraße 814195 Berlin
- +49 30 83 01 43 8
- Opening Hours
- Tue-Fri 10-18, Sat-Sun 11-18
- Admission Fee
- 8 Euro, red. 4 Euro
- Guided Tours
- Guided tours by arrangement (phone: +49 30 2 66 36 66)
Source: SMPK, Bearbeitung: berlin.de
| Last edited: 3. August 2018