The Guimet Museum was born from the great project of the industrialist, Emile Guimet (1836-1918), to create a museum of the religions of Egypt, classical antiquity and Asian countries. Travels in Egypt, Greece, then a world tour in 1876, with stages in Japan, China and India allowed him to gather important collections that he presented to Lyon from 1879. Reopened in January 2001 after four years of work, the Museum of Asian Arts-Guimet deploys its collections of Asian arts (India, Southeast Asia, China, Korea, Japan, Pakistan and Afghanistan, Nepal and Tibet) which are among the richest people in the world.

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Rice land

6 June 2018 8 October 2018
MNAAG has a rich photographic collection on the theme of rice and plantations in the 19th and 20th centuries, particularly in China and Japan. The plurality of subjects around rice in photography, from its culture to its consumption through its transformation, reveals how it is at the heart of a multitude of human activities and how it has shaped over the centuries the identity Asian populations....

Carte blanche to Kim Chong-Hak

6 June 2018 1 October 2018
The Korean painter Kim Chong-hak, nicknamed "the painter of the four seasons", is very popular in Korea but remains little known in Europe. He is the sixth artist chosen by the MNAAG for a "carte blanche"....

The world seen from Asia - Over the maps

16 May 2018 10 September 2018
The National Museum of Asian Arts of Guimet is offering for the first time a cartographic exhibition that tells another story of the world, fully embracing the Asian point of view. The masterpieces, famous or unpublished, testify to the richness of the different traditions (China, Japan, Korea, India, Vietnam, etc.) and the fruitful exchanges between the different Asian regions, as well as between Asia and the rest...

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