Paris Musée des Arts Asiatiques Guimet: 130 years old and still as young

Published by Manuel M. · Published on 18 December 2019 at 01h10 · Updated on 19 December 2019 at 15h42
The MNAAG (Musée National des Arts Asiatiques Guimet) has just celebrated its 130th anniversary with a festive night focusing on art and culture.

A museum that kept the curiosity and freshness of its founder Emile Guimet (1836-1918), a Lyon industrial who was an art collector, especially collection Asian art and whose collection is at the origin of the museum now named after him.

If the Musée Guimet was at first based on the experience of discovering, the intelligence of works and the diversity of the art approaches, it continues in the 21st century to maintain the taste and curiosity for yesterday’s and today’s Asia that always shown its capacity of adaptation and innovation through the centuries.

Based on the “Souffle et énergie au coeur” theme, the museum offers through a special tour, entertainments to discover fusion music, contemporary Asian creations or even the very playful experience of an escape room.

During his travels to Asia, especially to Japan in the 19th century, Emile Guimet was looking tirelessly works that were extremely contemporary. Today, the Musée Guimet keeps on improving its contemporary work collections and presents than in an original tour called “L’Asie maintenant” that can be completed within the permanent collection and were can be found over 150 recent and recently purchased works.

Devoted to a large public, the Musée Guimet targets visitors looking to know Asia better, understand and be moved, as an answer to the founder’s wish to create in 1889 “a museum that thinks, a museum that talks and a museum that lives”.

Practical information

Opening Time
From 18 December 2019 to 18 December 2020



    6, place d´ Iéna - 19, avenue d´ Iéna
    75116 Paris 16

    Métro : Boissière (L6) ou Trocadéro (L9)

    Official website

    01 56 52 54 33

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