About the National Guimet Museum of Asian ArtThe Guimet Museum (Musée Guimet) is a small, high quality museum located in Daina Street in the 16th district of Paris along with its magnificent treasures. The museum is dedicated to Asian art and includes the largest Asian art collection in the world (outside of Asia itself). It contains 45,000 items, some 5,000 years old, from China, Japan, India, Laos, Nepal, Vietnam and other countries. In 1885 the museum moved from Toulouse to Paris. It was inaugurated in 1889.
The museum was founded in 1879 in the city of Lyon, France by the industrialist Emil Etienne Jima, who received a mission from the French Minister of Education to collect findings from the Far East. The museum presented the items collected in Jima's travels and included 20,000 Chinese pottery and 11,000 Japanese artworks, sculptures, jewelry, paintings of various drawing styles, as well as artifacts from ancient Egypt, ancient Greece and the Roman Empire.
The museum includes several sections, halls and rooms for permanent exhibitions, but also for temporary exhibitions.
In a separate part of the museum you can visit a pleasant Japanese garden with a small waterfall.
It is also worth visiting the wood paneled library on the top floor.