This page displays a list of the most important art museums in the Asian continent. Use the brief list on the right to go directly to the museums of a certain country. Links to museums open in a new tab


National Museum of Bhutan - This surprising cylindrical building was built in 1641 AD, and houses a fine collection of artworks from many eras

Palace Museum, Forbidden City, BeijingPalace Museum, Forbidden City, Beijing -The Palace Museum houses one of the largest Art collections in the world. Over 1 million pieces, including an outstanding selection of Ming porcelain

Shanghai Museum, Shanghai - Exhibits one of the greatest collections of Ancient Chinese artworks in the world, in a modern building opened in 1996

Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong - This large Museum houses a collection of Chinese paintings, sculptures and calligraphy

National Museum, New Delhi - The largest Museum in India houses a collection of more than 200,000 works of Art from the prehistoric era to the 19th century

National Museum of IraqNational Museum of Iraq, Baghdag - Houses an outstanding collection of Mid Eastern Art, including a fantastic group of Assyrian sculptures. Its collection was partially looted during the Iraq War

National Museum of Iran, Teheran - Iran's National Museum exhibits a large collection of Persian artifacts, including a large group of Achaemenid sculptures

Museum of Contemporary Art, Teheran - Houses the best collection of European paintings in Middle East, including works by Van Gogh, Monet, Picasso and Warhol

Israel Museum, Jerusalem - Founded in 1965, this Museum houses a great collection of Art, including archaeology, judaica, tribal arts and fine arts

Museum of Art, Tel Aviv - Established in 1932, houses the best collection of Western Art in Israel, including works by Klimt and Kandinsky

Tokyo National Museum, TokyoTokyo National Museum, Tokyo - Houses the greatest collection of Japanese Art in the world, with more than 100,000 pieces from the prehistoric era to the 19th Century

Museum of Western Art, Tokyo - Exhibits a great collection of European paintings, from old masters (Rubens, Veronese...) to the impressionist and modern Art (Monet, Picasso, Pollock...)

National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo - Open in 1952, this gallery houses a nice collection of contemporary paintings, as well as modern ceramics and textiles

Bridgestone Museum of Art, Tokyo - Houses a brilliant collection of impressionist painters, including several works by Claude Monet

National Museum, Kyoto - One of the best collections of Asian Art in the world, with the world's largest collection of Heian period artifacts

Miho Museum, Shiga - The Shagai family collected a spectacular collection of antiquities in the 1990s, now exhibited in a building by I.M. Pei

National Museum of Art, Osaka - This subterranean Museum exhibits a good collection of contemporary paintings, and a small group of Impressionist and modern works

National Museum, Kuala Lumpur - Among its large collections of artifacts, this Museum exhibits a great number of artworks, including ceramics and bronzes

National Art Gallery, Male - Inaugurated in 2005, the Museum houses regular exhibitions of Maldivian and international art works

Singapore Art Museum - The Singapore Art Museum (SAM) is a stellar collection of contemporary Southeast Asian art in a beautiful 19th century building

National Palace Museum, Taipei - Houses one of the greatest collections of Ancient Chinese Art in the world, including paintings, sculptures, bronzes and jades

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