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, Museum of Asian Arts of the City of Paris, by actively seeking patronage and promoting knowledge of Asian arts and cultures through the organization of monthly conferences and exhibition tours.

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 picture: Golden bronze bear. China. Han era

Information

As part of the project to redesign the permanent collections of the museum Cernuschi, six new showcases will present Vietnamese objects currently kept in reserve. This collection of archaeological objects comes from the first excavations in Vietnam during the Indochinese period, in the 1920-40 years. The pieces found broken, lacunary, have often been restored there are more than 80 years.
Their current appearance does not allow their publication or their presentation to the public. A restitution of the missing areas would give a better perception of the general shape of the room. The state of conservation of all these ceramics is also unstable due to the suspected presence of soluble salts, the aging of old restorations, and the risk of loss of loose or cracked elements, and requires conservation intervention curative and fundamental that will also consider loans.

Information

As part of the project to redesign the permanent collections of the museum Cernuschi, six new showcases will present Vietnamese objects currently kept in reserve. This collection of archaeological objects comes from the first excavations in Vietnam during the Indochinese period, in the 1920-40 years. The pieces found broken, lacunary, have often been restored there are more than 80 years.
Their current appearance does not allow their publication or their presentation to the public. A restitution of the missing areas would give a better perception of the general shape of the room. The state of conservation of all these ceramics is also unstable due to the suspected presence of soluble salts, the aging of old restorations, and the risk of loss of loose or cracked elements, and requires conservation intervention curative and fundamental that will also consider loans.

Whether you are an individual or a company, concerned about the preservation and the enrichment of the collections of a museum that is close to your heart, you can adopt a work (object or painting from China, Japan , Vietnam or Korea) with a view to its restoration or acquisition.

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