Paris Musée des Arts Asiatiques Guimet reopens

Published by Manuel M., Rizhlaine F., Laurent P. · Published on 14 June 2020 at 14h51 · Updated on 23 June 2020 at 15h34
After closing because of the coronavirus epidemic, the Musée Guimet reopens from July 8, 2020. This is the occasion to discover this museum dedicated to Asian arts that recently turned 130 years old.

Here we go! Paris Musée Guimet is exiting containment. Starting from July 8, 2020, this museum dedicated to Asian arts reopens after closing over the coronavirus epidemic. On the occasion, the Carte Blanche à Ru Xiao Fan exhibition is extended to September 21, 2020, and the Fuji Pays de Neige exhibit runs from July 15 to October 12, 2020.

Please note for its reopening, the museum sets up a late-night opening on Thursdays starting from July 9 to 9 p.m., opens its panoramic terrace all summer long, and for each ticket purchased, you can come back another time for free within two weeks after your first visit, in order to discover the cultural place from every angle.

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

Dates and Opening Time
Starts 8 July 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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