Bidding farewell to the Art of Asia
The exhibition The Art of Asia in the Kinsky Palace was closed down on February 25, 2018. Some of its exhibits will, however, be displayed in the Trade Fair Palace in the form of the so-called schaudepot, an open depository, until a permanent Asian exhibition will open in Hradčanské Square later this year.
The Collection of the Art of Asia and Africa houses more than 13,000 artefacts from Japan, China, Korea, Tibet, South and Southeast Asia, the Islamic cultural region and Africa. Due to its scope and significance, it is one of the most prominent collections of its kind in Europe. Since its establishment in 1951, it has been systematically enlarged with targeted purchases and transfers from other public institutions and is regularly enriched with donations from private collectors. The fact that the collection documents the collecting of Asian art in the Czech Lands starting from approximately the mid-19th century until now also makes it very significant.
When the exhibition in the Kinsky Palace closed down, selected Asian artefacts will be displayed this year in the Trade Fair Palace in the form of the so-called schaudepot, the open depository, until a permanent Asian exhibition will open in the gallery premises in Hradčanské Square later this year.