Founded in 1889 by Emile Guimet, the Musée National des Arts Asiatiques Guimet proposes a travel 5000 years back in Asian art history, covering 5500sqm of permanent galleries. This museum has been designed by Emile Guimet, an explorer who travelled in Asia in the 1870's and bequeathed the treasures he brought back.
Over 10,000 items tell us more about the history of Asia and the Middle Ages. As part of the collection, furniture, clothes, ceramics, sculptures, manuscripts, as well as contemporary works such as Japanese ceramics by Hakuko Ono, Takahiro Kondo, Machiko Ogawa..., photographs by Cambodian Mak Remissa and Japanese Takashi Arai, as well as bamboo creations by Chikunsai Tanabe, delivering a new look on this continent that seems deeply attached to its traditions but always renewing itself.
Of course, the museum houses temporary exhibitions, currently, we have an exhibition called "Bouddha, la légende dorée" [Buddha, the golden legend] displaying 160 works to assess buddhism in Asia in the 5th century B.C. For the White Night 2019, the temporary exhibition will be exceptionally free for everyone.
Yet, this year, the late-night opening will be short and the museum will close at 10 p.m. to let people participating to the night race in the Parisian museums in!
Dates and Opening Time
On 5 October 2019
From 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Musée National des Arts Asiatiques Guimet
6, place d´ Iéna - 19, avenue d´ Iéna
75116 Paris 16
Métro : Boissière (L6) ou Trocadéro (L9)