The Paris Asian Arts Museum is a fantastic option for art lovers looking for things to do in Paris, with the museum playing home to an unrivalled collection of artefacts from Asian civilisations.
Much of the museum's extensive collection is due to great industrialist Emile Guimet, who set off to travel the world back in 1876.
During his travels, Guimet acquired a number of objects which he sent to a museum in Lyon so other people could be amazed by them.
Once transferred to Paris, it was collated with explorer Louis Delaporte's own collection which he had garnered in Siam and Cambodia.
People visiting the museum can choose from departments including Afghanistan-Pakistan, Arts of Himalaya, The Himalayan collection, Southeast Asia, Central Asia, China, Korea, India and Japan.
These collections are truly vast, with the Chinese Department including some 20,000 items, spanning more than seven millennia of art. Meanwhile, the Japanese section presents 11,000 works of art from the 2nd and 3rd centuries BC up to the 19th century.
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Posted by Kevin Smith