MAK Collection

Asia Collection

Curator: Mio Wakita-Elis
The MAK Asia Collection consists of around 25,000 objects from China, Japan, Korea and Vietnam dating from between the Neolithic period and the present; these represent a wide range of artistic and artisan output from Asia and simultaneously provide insight into the centuries-long reciprocal relationship between Asia and Europe. Like other collections of its kind, the MAK Asia Collection is itself a work of Orientalism: all of the objects collected here were selected by Europeans and thus represent European tastes.

Halls of the MAK Permanent Collection 1993-2012/2013

Permanent Collection Asia

Design: Peter Noever