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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

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Horizons

October 21, 2022 - April 10, 2023

Horizons presents striking work by internationally renowned contemporary artists from China, Korea and Japan, at the interface between Far Eastern and Western art. The show encompasses work by Leiko Ikemura, Qiu Shihua, Evelyn Taocheng Wang, Kimsooja and Yu Duan. more

Programme

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. 

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Collection

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. 

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Museum

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. 

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Dear visitors

For technical reasons, the museum will open on Tuesday, Aug. 30, from approximately 1 p.m.

It is no longer ne­ces­sary to pre­sent a neg­a­tive test re­sult or proof of vac­ci­na­tion or re­cov­ery to vis­it our Museum. Wear­ing a med­i­cal mask is al­so not com­pul­so­ry as of now.

Wear­ing a med­i­cal mask is nev­er­the­less re­c­om­mend­ed. We al­so re­c­om­mend fol­low­ing the hy­giene guide­lines and main­tain­ing a safe dis­tance of at least 1.5 me­ters.

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Cafeteria

Currently closed!

Publications

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

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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, Whit Monday and German Unity Day.
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Admission prices

€ 3.50 / reduced € 2

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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Museum für
Ostasiatische Kunst Köln
Universitätsstrasse 100
D 50674 Köln
Ticket office +49.221.221-28617
mok@museenkoeln.de
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