Museum fur Ostasiatische Kunst

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Museum fur Ostasiatische Kunst

Museum fur Ostasiatische Kunst
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Friday
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Saturday
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Neighborhood: Neustadt-Süd

4.0
48 reviews
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Very good
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Poor
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Aethelred
Cambridge, MA922 contributions
Sep 2021
One wonders who the people responsible for letting this (potential and former) jewel of a museum go to seed? There's plenty of money in Cologne, also for such venues, and there is a circle of wealthy donors. But this, also architecturally magnificent, place was dusty, run-down, damaged, shabby; exhibition locked at the entrance because a new one was put up (you gotta be kidding); and the café is permanently closed. Absolut verantwortungsloses Management!

So I was there for the "Asien explosiv" exhibition, a misnamed one on European-Far East interaction and colonialism. Tiny, no loans, badly curated and I guess the Ausstellungsmacher had no idea themselves what the message would be.

But the building in itself and the permanent collection are in parts fantastic, so it is still worth going. But in a time and age of the ascent of Asia, where this place would be absolutely crucial to educate people on the Far East, to see it in the present state is sad.
Written September 8, 2021
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DrGoldin
Yardley, PA325 contributions
Nov 2018 • Friends
Small collection, poorly annotated. In a typical room, maybe 40% of the objects are identified; the others are completely unlabeled. I can't remember the last time I've seen anything like that in a museum. So usually you'll be standing there looking at something, wondering what it is (and too often, I had to suspect that I was looking at a fake, especially since virtually everything was donated by this or that private collector).

If you're sure you want to go, budget an hour at most--but also at least half an hour of travel time each way, since it's nowhere near the city center. There are too many other sights in Cologne for this to be at the top of your list.
Written November 19, 2018
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Alison G
Cambridge, UK13 contributions
Jan 2018 • Business
We came to the museum as part of a study trip with the South and East Museums Federation and were lucky enough to be shown around by Dr. Schlombs, who was able to bring the collection to life with her extensive knowledge. The collection itself is amazing and includes many things I'd never seen before, as well as some beautiful furniture and a range of items from tea ceremonies. The building itself is beautiful and contains a garden which I could have spent all day looking at. Highly recommended and worth the walk out of town to see such unique objects.
Written February 4, 2018
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immorissal
Belgium159 contributions
Nov 2017 • Couples
On the entrance, there was a small note that mentioned (in German) something about revisions. It turned out that until March 2018 - as we understood it anyway - more than half of the exhibition spaces are unavailable for the public due to the build-up for a new exhibition (I don't know why that would take over 4 months - contemporary art museums take a couple of weeks!).

Entrance was only € 3,50, but that didn't take away the disappointment. Though wat was shown was nice (mostly ceramics), it seemed really incomplete. I wouldn't really bother, to be honest, until it has reopened the whole exhibition space.
Written November 26, 2017
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Reckless_V-o-L
Cologne, Germany1,051 contributions
Jul 2016 • Family
Trust me, its hard to judge ur own hometown. No matther how miserable it is, you always feel, you belong to it.

This is the thought I had as I entered the building a year ago. Yupe, I wasnt happy after all. A few weeks ago, regarding a special event, I took my 2 loved ones there. Oh ok, one wished to have a look and I knew I wouldnt ever say no and let him
alone.

The event was nice. The fairy tales teller was awesome eventhough the stories were from the major lands. To my surprised the ones I never heard before.

The musuem itself is well maintained and has a medium size, equiped with small theater, library, bookshop and nice cafe-restaurant.

But my opinion to the whole concept stays. You should not ever say that you are talking about East Asian if it is only (majorly) included China, Japan n Korea. Or should someone open a South East Asian Museum in town?
Written July 6, 2016
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Vlad I
8 contributions
Jun 2016 • Solo
Mostly, hieroglyphs pictures, wery little art.
Only one small floor, can be seen in 5 minutes.
Ticket 9 EURO
Written July 1, 2016
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DalstonBill
London317 contributions
Nov 2015 • Solo
Nice gallery and nice location with a pretty Japanese Garden and a terrace which has a nice cafe for sunny days. But the exhibition will not necessarily contain classic Japanese, Korean or Chinese art as it features contemporary art alongside a few examples of their own collection. The current art of Leiko Ikemura didn't really grab me but it is a very nice space with an almost zen feel to the clean lines, minimal display cabinets and natural wood surfaces.
Written November 4, 2015
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Zeearen
4 contributions
Jun 2015
Fantastic museum. Beautiful exhibition with beautiful objects. The White Gold. Don't miss it. A true pleasure to visit. It is situated near a wonderful park in walking distance of the city center.
Written June 11, 2015
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DjangoDjango
Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany559 contributions
Sep 2014 • Couples
The museum iitself is a nice building with a little Japanese garden inside.
The cafe in the museum is really nice,

I only gave an average because only half of the museum is visible.
The rest of it is closed for maintenance.
The exposition is nice but very small.
I think that 3.50 EUR for this, is overprised due to the small exposition.
Written September 25, 2014
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ThetaSigma
ThetaSigma54 contributions
Oct 2012 • Couples
The museum was closed for refurbishment, but the cafe is still very pleasant. The menu included sweet and savoury options, and there is a car park and a view across an artificial lake. Some way from the centre, but only a short tram ride.
Written November 6, 2012
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