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History und Architecture more

Exhibition

One Hundred Aspects of the Moon more

Exhibition

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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Service for visitors 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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One Hundred Aspects of the Moon

February 26, 2020 - June 27, 2021

From February 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

Museum of East Asian Art has opened its permanent collection. Due to construction work on the Universitätsstraße, which may be accompanied by vibrations, a few works are currently not beeing exhibit. Entry to the museum is only permitted with mouth-nose cover, alternatively please present a medical certificate. Please note that the cafe will be closed from 27 July 2020. Stay healthy!

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Schmitz im MOK

Cafeteria

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. Please note that the cafe will be closed from 27 July 2020.

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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

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

 € 7 / € 4

KölnTag on the first Thursday of the month (except public holidays): free admission to the Permanent Collection 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
Universitätsstrasse 100
D 50674 Köln
Ticket office +49.221.221-28617
mok@museenkoeln.de
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