Glanz der Kaiser von China: Kunst und Leben in der Verbotenen Stadt, 2012, © Foto: Malinka
Goldene Impressionen: Japanische Malerei 1400-1900, 2011, © Foto: Malinka
Nobuyoshi Araki & Shirô Tsujimura – Work in Progress, 2011, © Foto: Malinka
Goldene Impressionen: Japanische Malerei 1400–1900, 2011, © Foto: Malinka

Exhibitions

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Asia in Focus

Since May 28, 2021

The exhibition sheds light on more than 500 years of exchange between Europe and the Far East. Under the influence of colonialism the earlier European view of China and Japan, with its appreciation and understanding of mutual intellectual and artistic exchange, has almost been forgotten. more

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Shin hanga

March 11 - June 6 2022

With a unique selection of over 200 Japanese colour woodblock prints from the first half of the 20th century, the exhibition shows the development of shin hanga (‘new prints’). The subjects range from bijin (female beauties) and great actors of the kabuki theatre to atmospheric landscapes and impressive depictions of birds to scenes from modern urban life. more

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Global Merchandise

Since the beginning of Chinese porcelain production in Jingdezhen in the 14th century, shapes and decorations have been produced to the taste of overseas buyers. Using objects from its own collection, the exhibition shows which types of Chinese porcelain came to Europe, especially in the 17th and 18th centuries. The Japan Gallery presents not only the classic export porcelain from Arita but also the modernised production of the Meiji period (1868-1918) from Kutani, Kyoto, Satsuma and Seto. more

Archive

Opening times

Tuesday to Sunday
11am – 5pm
Every first Thursday in the month
11am – 10pm 

Closed Mondays; open on All Saints' Day

Museum is closed on December 24th, Christmas Day (25 Dec), New Year's Eve (31 Dec) and New Year's Day (1 Jan). Museum is opend on Easter Monday and Whit Monday.
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Admission prices

€ 5.50 / reduced € 4

KölnTag on the first Thursday of the month (except public holidays): free admission to the Museum for all Cologne residents.
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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
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Barrier-free

The museum is barrier-free. Disabled toilet available.
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Ostasiatische Kunst Köln
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