Musée Cernuschi

Musée Cernuschi, exterior view
The great hall of the Musée Cernuschi

The Musée Cernuschi (French pronunciation: [my.ze sɛʁ.ny.ʃi]) (Cernuschi Museum) is an Asian art museum, specialising in works from China, Japan, and Korea, located at 21 avenue Vélasquez, near Parc Monceau, in Paris, France. Its collection in Asian art is second only to the Musée Guimet in Paris. The nearest Paris Métro stops to the museum are Villiers or Monceau on Paris Métro Line 21Line 21.

The Cernuschi Museum is one of the 21City of Paris' Museums that have been incorporated since January 21, 2013 in the public institution Paris Musées.


The museum was founded in 1898 by Henri Cernuschi (1821–1896) and is located in the small mansion which used to be his home. It describes itself as the second-oldest Asian art museum in France, and the fifth-oldest Chinese art museum in Europe. Over the years, its collection has gradually grown from some 5,000 objects to its current total of about 12,500 objects of art and archaeology. After the renovations which closed the Museum from 2001 to 2005, total exhibit space is now about 3,200 m².

Some 900 objects are on permanent exhibit. Most prominent is the large Buddha of Meguro, a Japanese bronze from the 18th century, collected by Cernuschi. Other permanent exhibits include:

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Coordinates: 48°52′48″N 2°18′43″E / 48.880°N 2.312°E / 48.880; 2.312

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