Exhibition | Current
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
Exhibition | Preview
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
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.more
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.here
Exhibition catalogues, catalogues of the collection, publications on particular themes, and museum guidemore
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.
€ 3.50 / reduced € 2
KölnTag on the first Thursday of the month (except public holidays): free admission to the Museum 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.