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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On the tokaido road

10 July 2019 14 October 2019
The recent acquisition of an important album of Tokaido prints that belonged to Victor Segalen (1878-1919), poet, novelist and sinologist, is an opportunity to present to the public for the first time this route around which many famous prints are built....

Buddha, the golden legend

19 June 2019 4 November 2019
For the first time in France an exhibition event is dedicated to the life of the Buddha and the spread of Buddhism in Asia. The exhibition highlights the wealth of iconographic and stylistic traditions relating to the representation of the exemplary and edifying life of the founder of Buddhism. Conceived in a transversal mode, the exhibition confronts the modes of artistic expression of the different cultural areas...

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