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History und Architecture more

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One Hundred Aspects of the Moon more

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Asia in Focus more

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Global Merchandise more

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Fascinating Discoveries from the Depot more

The collection

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

Programme

See, experience, understand more

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Fascinating Discoveries from the Depot

The museum holds a diverse collection of about one thousand paintings and calligraphic works from the countries of East Asia. Occasionally, unexpected treasures come to light in storage, as parts of the collection are still in need of research. more

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Global Merchandise

from 22. Oktober 2020

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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Asia in Focus

May 28, 2021 - August 29, 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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One Hundred Aspects of the Moon

September 17, 2021 - January 9, 2022

From September 2021 the Museum of East Asian Art Cologne shows 100 Aspects of the Moon by Tsukioka Yoshitoshi (1839–1892). Yoshitoshi was the last great woodblock print master of the Ukiyo-e tradition, and 100 Aspects of the Moon is regarded as his greatest achievement. The series brings to life the history and mythology of ancient Japan. 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

Visits to the exhibitions are currently only possible with prior registration: online on the central portal www.museen.koeln or by telephone from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on 0221/221-28617. Online registration must be completed by 4 p.m. on the previous day at the latest. Guided tours and events are not possible until further notice.

From 03 /22/2021, proof of a negative covid test no more than 24 hours old is also required. 

We are looking forward to your visit.

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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

Visits to the museum are currently only possible with prior registration and proof of a negative covid test no more than 24 hours old.

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

€ 6 / € 3,50

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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Programme

Kurs: Tag der Kinder in Japan
Sa, 08.05.2021, 14:00 Uhr

Führung: Made in China
So, 23.05.2021, 11:00 Uhr

Führung: Im Garten von Oma Apo
So, 13.06.2021, 15:00 Uhr

Kurs: Das chinesische Drachenbootfest (Duanwujie)
Sa, 19.06.2021, 14:00 Uhr

Kurs: Bunte Kirigami-Blüten
Di, 06.07.2021, 11:00 Uhr

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D 50674 Köln
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