The Asiatica Museum has been set up educationally so everyone can gain knowledge of Asian cultures, arts, and religions through outstanding works. The collection includes over a thousand prehistory items and come from places like India, China, Tibet, and Nepal. A fascinating journey through these nations' pasts!
Things to do at Asiatica Museum:
- Browse the biggest private collections in Europe: On two floors and 5000 square meters, the visitor can view 1000 pieces, including 100 masterpieces. The exploration of the museum is organized around three axes: to look, to consult, and to understand, and this is a fundamental educational approach. This large museum contains a treasure trove of ancient Asian artifacts from China and southern India via the Himalayan Mountains.
- A trip to the Asiatica Museum of Asian Art provides a glimpse into the fascinating world of Asian art: View historical sculptures, paintings, and artifacts from China, Tibet, Nepal, and India. Individual nations and regions are represented in the museum's permanent exhibitions. Two rooms house the collection of Chinese artifacts. Peruse sizable exhibits of bronze, ivory, and porcelain items. Look at the Guanyin, the statues of the East Asian mercy deities, and the Buddha from the Northern Wei dynasty. A small collection of Japanese items, including Satsuma porcelain, is also displayed in the China exhibition.
- Feel enlightened as you touch on the land of spirituality: Excellent examples of Buddha statues and 'thangka' paintings, which typically depict mandala offerings and Buddhist scenes, can be found in the Tibet collection. Visit the Nepal room to see intricate carvings of Kathmandu's temples and gilt-bronze artifacts. You should take notice of the Himalayan Regions and Eastern India collection, which features a lovely collection of diorite rock sculptures from the ninth and tenth centuries. Look for pictures of gods that resemble masks while you're here. These artifacts are displayed during religious events.
- Celebrate unity in diversity: The Provinces of India collection showcases the nation's diverse cultures in Southern Asia. Discover jewelry, Himachal Pradesh god masks, Tamil Nadu carvings, and other artifacts. The city center of Biarritz can be reached by foot in under ten minutes from the Asiatica Musée d'Art Oriental. Public transportation stops close by, and there is no charge for parking on the street in front of the museum's main entrance.
- Buy literary resources for future reference: The museum's bookstore has books for people who have a particular interest in Asian art.