The Asian Arts Museum that belongs to the Paris City Council has been closed for reorganisation for over nine months. It reopened yesterday with a renewed layout, touchscreens and more.
Oh, and it’s free!
Initially opened nearly 120 years ago and now property of the Paris City Council (and thus, free) the Cernuschi Museum, named after its founder, contains Asian art treasures of inestimable value.
We actually visited the museum for the blog a number of years ago, and were particularly amazed by the giant Buddha in the main room…
As you might imagine, a lot has changed since the museum was opened by Henri Cernuschi at the end of the 19th century to show off his personal collection. In fact, the rooms now look a lot (a lot) clearer than they used to…
In its new version, the museum has a new presentation, with added touchscreens to give you more information about certain works or allow you to turn and see them from all sides.
Importantly, the museum no longer limits itself to old art pieces – a few modern Asian works are also on show, and there’s a new area displaying large-format calligraphy works.
When we visited by in 2015, you had to pay to enter. Now, entrance to the permanent collection is free (as it is for all the City Council’s museums). Another good reason to go back for a visit!