The Museum für Asiatische Kunst (Asian Art Museum) presents a vast array of outstanding artworks from the diverse cultural regions spanning from Afghanistan to Japan, ranging from the Neolithic period through to the present day. The spectrum of the works on exhibit encompasses early archeological artefacts, expressive ritual sculptures from different Asian religions, precious examples of applied arts which bear witness to the most highly developed craftwork, as well as the rich pictorial art of Asia. The latter offers equal measures of elaborate narrative and expressive abstract representations. Individual works of contemporary art link together the traditional and the contemporary.
Among the museum’s highlights are the Central Asian murals and sculptures, which predominantly originate from the Buddhist cave temples from the so-called Silk Road. They constitute the link between the sculptures of South and East Asia. Highlights also include the religious sculptures of Buddhism, Hinduism and Jainism, as well as the collections of East Asian painting, Japanese woodcuts and East Asian lacquer objects. The exhibitions, structured according to region and period, afford striking insights into the cultures of Asia. Due to the sensitive nature of the material (primarily paper and silk), examples of highly sophisticated East Asian painting, calligraphy and woodcuts are presented in a series of constantly rotating, thematic exhibitions, which makes each visit to the museum a whole new experience.
Please note that due to preparations for the transfer to the Humboldt Forum the Collection of South, Southeast, and Central Asian Art on the ground floor, that contains, amongst others, the famous 'Turfan' collection as well as art from India, has been closed since 11 January 2016.
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Tel.: +49 (0)30 / 8301361
Fax: +49 80)30 / 8301502
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Café and restaurant 'eßkultur' at the Museen Dahlem
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Bookshop Walther König
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