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Founded in 1923, the Friends of the Guimet Museum gather passionates and Asian art professionals who support the institution worldwide.
Issue AreaArts & Culture
Tax benefit eligibilityHK SAR PRC
Founded by French industrialist Emile Etienne Guimet (1836-1918), the Guimet museum first opened in Lyon in 1879 and was later transfered to Paris in 1889. Devoted to travel, Guimet was in 1876 commissioned by the French minister of public instruction to study the religions of the Far East. The museum contains many of the fruits of this expedition, including a fine collection of Chinese and Japanese porcelains and many objects relating not only to the religions of the Far East but also to those of ancient Egypt, Greece and Rome who currently are to be viewed in the Louvre museum. One of the Guimet museum wings, the magnificient Panthéon Bouddhique, displays religious artworks. Guimet museum counts one of the largest and one of the best Asian art collection in the world!
The Friends of the Guimet museum gathers passionates and Asian art professionals who ensure the visibility of the institution worlwide. It raises donations and legacies and thus contributes to the enrichment of the museum collections. Created in 1926, the Friends of the Guimet museum is an association law 1901, recognized public utility in 1971, its past members counted famous orientalists such as Paul Pelliot, Joseph Hackin, Sylvain Levy and personalities like David David Weill and Georges Salles.
Come and discover the Guimet museum, its collections, its exhibitions, its activities and its history through its Friends! Do you want to take part in the life of the museum and become an ambassador? Become Friends and you will have many benefits valid for one year from the subscription date, such as:
FRIENDS (US$ 250)
– Free and unlimited access to the museum’s permanent collections & temporary exhibitions – Free lectures – Discount rates for shows & movie cycles – 5% discount on purchases at the museum bookstore – 10% discount on the museum restaurant – Free access to the library – Trips abroad
DONORS (US$ 500) In addition to the above benefits – Invitation to the opening of temporary exhibitions – Private tours of the museum’s collections and temporary exhibitions
PATRONS (US$ 1,000) In addition to the above benefits, – Meet curators of the Guimet museum (inform us at least 2 weeks in advance so they can arrange) – Private visit of other Asian Art temporary exhibition in other museums in Paris (inform us at least 2 weeks in advance so they can arrange)
TO CONTACT US, Ms. Pauline Bayle, firstname.lastname@example.org – tel : +33 6 38 62 91 83. The office is located in the library of the museum on ground floor- 6, place d’Iéna 75116 Paris France. Opening hours (Paris time zone): Monday 2pm – 5pm Wednesday 2pm – 5pm Thursday 10am – 5pm Friday 10am – 5pm
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