One of the oldest museums in Paris (1898) with an impressive collection of Asiatic art and objects that initially belonged to Italian-born banker Henri Cernuschi. Its 12,000 pieces (of which ¾ are permanently displayed) make it the fifth most important museum of its kind in Europe and fill what used to be the banker's impressive 19th Century townhouse next to the Parc Monceau. Renovation in 2005 made more room available for everything to be seen in decent conditions.
Indeed, the sight of the most important – and huge - exhibit, an 18th Century bronze Buddha from Meguro (Tokyo), is breathtaking.. No wonder over 60,000 visitors a year come to see it. Or perhaps it's because the whole museum is free? ;-)
Located in the 16th arrondissement of Paris, until January 22nd, 2018, Guimet Museum (MNAAG) invites you to discover and examine an extraordinary selection of more than 100 photographic works depicting Burma in the 19th Century.
The exhibition brings together rare works that actually belong to the Burmese collection of the MNAAG which was acquired in the late 1980s as well as other recent acquisitions and donations to the museum. It highlights many interesting themes including the Burmese ethnic minorities and everyday life and shows as well wonderful monuments and views of the region.
Visiting the exhibition “Burmese Images, Photographic Treasures of the MNAAG” is something that you should consider doing if you’re in Paris. So, don’t be hesitant! A selection of more than one hundred fascinating and unique works awaits you.