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The printed Image more

The collection

A treasure house of art from China, Korea and Japan more


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Exhibition | Preview

The printed Image

1 March 2018 to 1 July 2018

The special exhibition opens forty years after the opening of the new building, designed by Kunio Maekawa, on the Aachener Weiher, a building which gave the Museum of East Asian Art a new home after the destruction of its former premises in the Second World War. more


See, experience and understand

All of the museum’s exhibitions are accompanied by numerous different programmes – guided tours, workshops, lectures or special events, for grown-ups, school groups, children or the whole family. 



A treasure house of art from China, Korea and Japan

The Museum for East Asian Art was opened in 1913 as the first specialist museum of its kind in Europe. It now houses one of the most distinguished collections of art from China, Korea and Japan in Germany. 



History and architecture

At the heart of the museum’s holdings is the collection of Buddhist painting and sculpture, Japanese screen painting, coloured woodblock prints, Korean ceramics and lacquer art assembled by the museum’s founders Adolf and Frieda Fischer. 


Schmitz im MOK


Salon & Metzgerei Schmitz im MOK – coffee and cakes, snacks and lunch menu – on sunny days on our attractive terrace. Tue to Fri: 10am – 5pm, Sat and Sun: 10am – 6pm, closed Mon.



Exhibition catalogues, catalogues of the collection, publications on particular themes, and museum guide


Opening times

Tuesday to Sunday
11am – 5pm
Every first Thursday in the month
11am – 10pm
Closed Mondays
The Museum is closed from 8 February to 12 February 2018

Admission prices

Permenent Collection:
€ 3.50 / € 2
Free admission to the Permanent Collection with special exhibition for Cologne under-18s, all schoolchildren (incl. 2 accompanying adults per class), holders of the KölnPass, children resident in Cologne on their birthday.
KölnTag on the first Thursday of the month (except public holidays): free admission to the Permanent Collection for all Cologne residents.

How to get here

Public transport: Tram routes 1 and 7 and bus route 142, alight at ‘Universitätsstrasse’
There is a car park at the museum


The museum is barrier-free. Disabled toilet available.

Museum für
Ostasiatische Kunst Köln
Universitätsstrasse 100
D 50674 Köln
Ticket office +49.221.221-28617
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