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Humboldt Forum Berlin: Asian Museum
Humboldt Forum Berlin: Asian Museum © © Stiftung Berliner Schloss – Humboldt Forum, Stiftung Preußischer Kulturbesitz

Museum für Asiatische Kunst (Museum of Asian Art) in the Humboldt Forum

From Chinese porcelain to Japanese painting

The Museum of Asian Art reopened in 2021. The numerous art objects of this globally important collection have moved to the new Humboldt Forum.
The art and cultural objects in the Museum of Asian Art are as diverse as the various Asian cultures themselves: It is one of the world's most important collections of artworks from the Indo-Asian cultural area from the 4th millennium BC to the present.

The masterpieces of Asian art can be seen on the 3rd floor of the Humboldt Forum: The focus is on early Indian sculpture and the art and culture of the Silk Road, but also on the sacred art of China, Japan and Korea.

Particular attention is also paid to the world-famous "Turfan Collection", named after the first of the four Royal Prussian expeditions to the Northern Silk Road (today Xinjiang, People's Republic of China) between 1902 and 1914: the centrepiece is a replica of a cave temple reconstructed to original dimensions, Kizil Cave 123, the "cave with the ring-bearing doves", which is furnished with original wall paintings.

One of the highlights is also the replica of a contemporary tea room by Jun Ura/ Ura Architects in collaboration with tea master Sokyu Nara and contemporary artists from 2019.