the Society of Friends of the Cernuschi Museum

Founded in 1922 and recognized of public interest since 1986,
The Society of Friends of the Cernuschi Museum aims to enrich the collections of the Cernuschi Museum, the Asian Arts Museum of the city of Paris, through active research for patronage and to promote knowledge of Asian arts and cultures through the organization of monthly conferences and guided tours of exhibitions.

From the beginning of the twentieth century, the Society of Friends of the Cernuschi Museum contributed to the rediscovery of ancient Asia through major acquisitions in the field of Chinese archeology. At the same time, the museum and the Society of Friends play a pioneering role for Asian artists active in Paris, and bring into the permanent collections modern and contemporary works from China, Japan, Vietnam and Korea.

To be a member is to benefit ...

  • free admission to the temporary exhibitions of the Cernuschi Museum.

  • a reduction of 50% on the Paris Museums pass giving free access to the exhibitions of the municipal museums au lieu de Paris Museum Pass.

  • Free Paris Museums pass for benefactor members

  • free admission to conferences in the auditorium and museum tours

  • the free catalogs of exhibitions of the Cernuschi Museum for benefactor members.

  • a reduction of 5% on the catalogs of the Cernuschi Museum

  • a reduction of 30% on books published by the Ecole Française d'Extreme-Orient, reserved for benefactor members.

  • participation in tours organized by the Society of Friends

Left photo: Bear in gilded bronze. China. Han period


One work per week

Among the works donated by the Society of Friends to the museum, discover a masterpiece every week.

Through the variety of forms and techniques of these symbolic works or these everyday objects, discover like Henri Cernuschi during his great journey, the history of the great Asian civilizations embodied by China, Japan, Korea or the Vietnam, from antiquity to the present day.

Join us for other acquisitions.

Pair of warriors

Pair of warriors
Tang dynasty (618-907), circa 640-665
China, Shaanxi or Henan
Terracotta coated with opaque glaze, cold painted decoration enhanced with gold leaf
H.48 cm; L.11,4 cm; D. 13,1 cm and H. 47,3 cm; L.12,3 cm; D.12,5 cm
MC 2006-72 and MC 2006-73

Gift of the Society of Friends of the Cernuschi Museum, 2006

Photo credit :

© Paris Museums / Cernuschi Museum



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