Cernuschi museum of Asian Arts of Paris!

And this is another odd one, visited by chance many years ago, I guess in my blog for the memories as need to revisit. It is in a wonderful area of my eternal Paris and love the walks around there. You will be glad you stop by here and of course, take a look at the Cernuschi museum of Paris! It is also, known as the Museum of Asian Arts of Paris.

I updating my older post on a little known museum in my eternal Paris and  I feel it merits mentioning in my blog and eventually I will get to see it up close and personal later on promise.  For now, will tell you a bit on the Musée Cernuschi, by Parc Monceau (see post). The weirdness in it is that on this park I have walk and walk and even did my first Vélib bike ride in it when it all started way back. Walked in front of the museum as can be seen by the picture, but darn it ,need to see it. 


 The musée Cernuschi is a museum dedicated to Asian arts, and more specifically to those in the Far East: China, Japan, Korea and Vietnam. It is the second museum devoted to Asian arts in France and the fifth devoted to Chinese art in Europe.  This museum is originally created thanks to the bequest of the collections made in 1896 to the city of Paris by the financier Henri Cernuschi. Inaugurated in 1898, it is one of the oldest museums in the city. The museum is located in the former private mansion of the donor, Henri Cernuschi, near the Parc Monceau, at 7, Avenue Velasquez (8éme arrondissement). Built in a neoclassical style between 1873-1874. It is reach best on metro Villiers lines 2 and 3.

From 2001 to 2005, the museum was completely renovated. It retains more than 12 000 works and is one of the five major collections of Chinese art in Europe. Rich in more than a thousand works, the Cernuschi Museum’s bronze collection is one of the most important in the world. It has a unique collection in Europe of painters representative of Imperial China under the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing dynasties (1644-1911), but also a beautiful set of modern Chinese paintings, from the first half of the 20C.  More than 900 works are part of the permanent exhibition, devoted to Chinese art. But the most imposing piece visible in the museum is the Buddha of Meguro, an 18C Japanese bronze which is the monumental piece, in the center of the Museum, Room 54.

The museum also has Korean and Vietnamese collections of very high quality. The collections held in the museum’s reserves, mainly Japanese, Korean and Vietnamese but also Chinese, are presented in the context of temporary exhibitions. After my many trips to Asia it will be worth it for me to come back to see it up close and personal, soon.

The Official Cernuschi museum webpage:

The Paris tourist office on the museum

There you go folks another dandy in Paris and I need to see it, especially since going more often lately to Asia. For now enjoy the post on the Cernuschi museum of Paris, worth a detour indeed.

And remember, happy travels, good health, and many cheers to all!!!

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