Museums-Asia


Art Cyclopedia (Guide to great art on the Internet)

TAIWAN-TAIPEI

臺北市立美術館,簡稱北美館,是一座位於台灣臺北市的美術館,成立於1983年12月24日,典藏及展示的作品類型相當廣泛,但主要以台灣的當代藝術為主。

Visited on Jan 23, 2010

The Museum of Contemporary Art Taipei (MoCA Taipei; Chinese: 台北當代藝術館; is a museum of contemporary art, located in Datong District, Taipei, Taiwan.

 

The Ju Ming Museum (Chinese: 朱銘美術館)is a museum in Jinshan District, New Taipei, Taiwan. It displays the works of Taiwanese sculptor Ju Ming.

Visited on Jan 26, 2010

The National Palace Museum,located in and Taibao, Taiwan, has a permanent collection of nearly 700,000 pieces of ancient Chineseimperial artifacts and artworks, making it one of the largest of its type in the world. The collection encompasses 8,000 years of history of Chinese artfrom the Neolithic age to the modern.  Most of the collection are high quality pieces collected by China’s emperors. The National Palace Museum shares its roots with the Palace Museum in the Forbidden City, whose extensive collection of artwork and artifacts were built upon the imperial collections of the Ming and Qing dynasties.

Visited on May 16, 2017

The National Museum of History ( 國立歷史博物館) is located in the Nanhai Academy in Zhongzheng District, Taipei, Taiwan and exhibits Taiwanese historical items. After the Republic of China government moved to Taiwan, the National Museum of History was the first museum to established in Taiwan.

Visited on Jan. 24, 2010

Visited on May 17, 2017

 

 

SEOUL/KOREA

The Seoul Museum of Art is an art museum operated by Seoul City Council and located in central of Seoul, South Korea.

Visited on May 22, 2011

Sungkok Arts & Cultural Foundation was established in 1995, in honor of the lateMr.Sung Gon Kim, founder of Ssangyong Corporation.  The foundation, named after Mr. Kim’spen name, is a nonprofit organization that aims to continue Mr. Kim’s dedication andefforts to support education, arts and culture, and fulfill his philosophy that ‘nationalprogress begins with the cultivation of bright minds.’

Sungkok Art Museum aims to promote the understanding of contemporary art byintroducing a curatorial programming that supports both Korean and international artists.Located in the heart of Seoul, on the former palatial site of Gyeonghuigung, Sungkok ArtMuseum also presents an outdoor cafe and a sculpture garden, landscaped with seasonal blossoms. 

Visited on May 22, 2011

The Leeum, Samsung Museum of Art is a museum in Hannam-dong, Yongsan-gu, Seoul, South Korea, run by the Samsung Foundation of Culture. It comprises two parts that house traditional Korean art and contemporary art. Museum 1 is designed by Swiss architect Mario Botta and Museum 2 is by French architect Jean Nouvel and Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas designed the Samsung Child Education & Culture Center.

Visited May 25, 2011

 

  • National Museum of Modern and Comtemporary Art

The National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea (MMCAis a contemporary art museum with the main museum in Gwacheonand three branches each in Deoksugung, Seoul and Cheongju. The museum was first established in 1969 as the only national art museum in the country accommodating modern and contemporary art of Korea and international art of different time periods.

  • The Hangaram Art Museum

The Hangaram Art Museum is a modern art museum located at the Seoul Arts Center. It is situated at the center’s left wing and it was specifically designed as a large open space to accommodate large-scale artworks and art installations. The museum has exhibition halls, an art library and an art shop. As the museum is part of the Seoul Arts Center complex, the center’s many arts programs are often hosted at the Hangaram Art Museum. A design market takes place at the museum as well.

 

BANGKOK/THAILAND

Bangkok Art and is a contemporary arts centre in Bangkok, Thailand. Art, music, theatre, film, design and cultural/educational events take place in its exhibition and performance spaces. The centre includes cafes, commercial art galleries, bookshops, craft shops, and an art library. It is intended as a venue for cultural exchange, giving Bangkok an operational base on the international art scene. The number of visitors has risen from 300,000 in BACC’s first year in 2007 to 1.7 million visitors in 2017.

Visited on Sep 2, 2011

The Jim Thompson House is a museum in central Bangkok, Thailand, housing the art collection of American businessman and architect Jim Thompson, the museum designer and former owner. Built in 1959, the museum spans one rectangular “rai” of land (approximately half an acre or 2023.43 meters). It is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Thailand; sporting vibrant jungle foliage in the heart of the city.

Following his relocation to Bangkok and the establishment of the Thai Silk Company Limited in 1948, Thompson also became a major collector of Southeast Asian art, which at the time, was not well-known internationally. Attracted by the subtlety of their craftsmanship and expression, he built a large collection of historical Buddhist statues and traditional Thai paintings made of wood, cloth, and paper that depicted the life of Buddha and the legend of Vessantara Jataka. He collected secular art not only from Thailand but from Burma, Cambodia, and Laos, frequently travelling to those countries on buying trips. His collection also consisted of white and blue porcelain from China, which made its way into Thailand around the 16th and 17th centuries.

Visited on Sep.2, 2011

 

TOKYO/JAPAN

Hakone Venetian Glass Museum

Charming museum on scenic grounds featuring Venetian glassware, plus a gift shop & Italian eatery.

Visited on Apr 10, 2013

Hakone Open-Air Museum (箱根 彫刻の森美術館) is Japan’s first open-air museum, opened in 1969 in Hakone in Ashigarashimo District, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. It has collections of artworks made by PicassoHenry MooreTaro OkamotoYasuo Mizui, Churyo Sato, and many others, featuring over a thousand sculptures and works of art. The museum is affiliated with the Fujisankei Communications Group media conglomerate.

The museum houses over 1,000 sculptures and features art by Henry MooreConstantin BrâncușiBarbara HepworthRokuzan Ogiwara, and Kōtarō Takamura.The sculptural works in Hakone Open-Air Museum has about 120 on permanent display across the huge sculpture park.

Visited on Apr 10, 2013

 

The National Museum of Western Art (国立西洋美術館 ) is the premier public art gallery in Japan specializing in art from the Western tradition.

The museum is located in the museum and zoo complex in Ueno Park in Taito, central Tokyo. This popular Tokyo museum is also known by the English acronym NMWA (National Museum of Western Art). It received 1,162,345 visitors in 2016.

Visited on Apr.9,2013

 

 

The National Art Center (国立新美術館 ) (NACT) is a museum in Roppongi, Minato, Tokyo, Japan. A joint project of the Agency for Cultural Affairs and the National Museums Independent Administrative Institution, it stands on a site formerly occupied by a research facility of the University of Tokyo.

Visited on Apr.8, 2013

 

 

 

The Mori Art Museum (森美術館 Mori Bijutsukan) is a contemporary art museum founded by the real estate developer Minoru Mori (1934 – 2012) in the Roppongi Hills Mori Tower in the Roppongi Hills complex both of which he built in Tokyo, Japan.

The interior architect of the museum’s galleries on the 53rd floor of the 54 story tower in which the museum is housed is Richard Gluckman of Gluckman Mayner Architects. The museum does not exhibit a permanent collection but rather temporary exhibitions of works by contemporary artists.

Artists whose work has been exhibited at the museum include Ai Weiwei, Tokujin Yoshioka and Bill Viola.  Visited on Apr. 8, 2013

The Suntory Museum of Art  is an arts museum located in Akasaka, Tokyo. It is owned by the Suntory corporation.  Visited on Apr. 8, 2013

 

 

SIEM REAP/CAMBODIa

Angkor National Museum is an archaeological museum dedicated to the collection, preservation and presentation of Angkorian artifacts, also to provides information and education about art and culture of Khmer civilization, with collections mainly dated from Khmer Empire’s Angkor period circa 9th to 14th-century. Most of the artifacts are discovered in and around the Angkor archaeological sites nearby. The museum is located in Vithei Charles de Gaulle No. 968, Siem Reap, Cambodia, on the way between downtown Siem Reap to northern road leading to Angkor ancient city.

Visited on Dec. 27, 2017

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