The Museum für Asiatische Kunst (Asian Art Museum) presents its vast array of artworks created by successive generations of masters active in the Indo-Asian cultural region.

One cornerstone of the museum’s holdings is formed by its famous 'Turfan' collection. Its paintings and sculptures originate from Buddhist sacred sites in what is now northwest China and date from the 3rd to 13th century CE. The reconstruction of one such sacred site, a square temple, is adorned with the original wall paintings from Cave 123 in the Kucha oasis.

A central room in the permanent exhibition is dedicated to Buddhist art created in China, Japan, and Korea. One particularly striking artefact that stands out from the hundreds of exquisite non-religious Chinese objects – bronzes, ceramics, porcelain, and lacquer objects – is an imperial throne from the 17th century made of rosewood, inlays of mother-of-pearl, lacquer, and gold.

Indian religious art is presented in the form of thousand-year-old sculptures of stone, bronze, and terracotta. The round stupa and the rectangular temple on display give a vivid impression of Indian sacred architecture. Elaborate craftwork of metal, ceramic, ivory, wood, and jade reflect the influence of Islam on this region from the 12th century onwards.

Among the museum’s highlights are the collection of Japanese painting and East-Asian lacquer objects bequeathed to the museum by the collector Klaus Friedrich Naumann, as well as the Berlin Yuegutang Collection, featuring Chinese ceramics ranging from the Neolithic period all the way up the 15th century. Due to the sensitive nature of the material (primarily paper and silk), examples of highly sophisticated East-Asian calligraphy and pictorial art cannot be placed on permanent display and are instead presented in a series of constantly rotating exhibitions, which makes each visit to the museum a whole new experience.

Zu den Höhepunkten zählen zudem die Kollektion japanischer Malerei und ostasiatischer Lackkunst des Sammlers Klaus Friedrich Naumann sowie die Berliner Sammlung Yuegutang mit chinesischer Keramik vom Neolithikum bis zum 15. Jahrhundert. Beispiele der hochentwickelten ostasiatischen Bild- und Schreibkunst werden wegen der Empfindlichkeit der verwendeten Materialien in wechselnden Ausstellungen gezeigt.

Guest Entrance

Lansstraße 8 / Arnimallee 25
14195 Berlin


Communications

U-Bahn U3 (Dahlem-Dorf)
Bus M11, X83 (U Dahlem-Dorf); 101 (Limonenstraße); 110 (Domäne Dahlem)

Mon closed
Tue 10:00 - 17:00 o'clock
Wed 10:00 - 17:00 o'clock
Thu 10:00 - 17:00 o'clock
Fri 10:00 - 17:00 o'clock
Sat 11:00 - 18:00 o'clock
Sun 11:00 - 18:00 o'clock

Opening Time on Holiday under Plan your visit
Upper floor open from 11 a.m.

Last admission and ticket sales 30 minutes before closing time.

area ticket
8,00 EUR, reduced 4,00
Onlineshop: 7,00 EUR, reduced 3,50
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Jahreskarte Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
Ab 25,- EUR
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Tel.: +49 (0)30 / 266424242 (Mon - Fri 9 am - 4 pm)
Fax: +49 (0)30 / 266422290
service@smb.museum

Postal address:
Takustraße 40
14195 Berlin
Germany

Tel.: +49 (0)30 / 8301361
Fax: +49 80)30 / 8301502
  

Director: 
Prof. Dr. Klaas Ruitenbeek
Deputy Directors: 
Dr. Herbert Butz, East-Asian Art Collection
Raffael Dedo Gadebusch, Collection of South, South-East and Asian Art

Café and restaurant 'eßkultur' at the Museen Dahlem
Mrs. Claus
Tel.: +49 (0)30 / 8301433
Website

Bookshop Walther König
Mrs. Heilmann
Tel.: +49 (0)30 / 83203581