The Hopp Ferenc Museum of Asian Art was founded in 1919 as a branch of the Museum of Fine Arts of Budapest, but from 1947 it has been operating as a branch of the Museum of Applied Arts. The venue in unique in the entire Hungary, being the only museum dedicated to displaying art works brought from sundry cultural and geographic regions of Asia.

From its foundation until now, the collection has increased from 4,000 exhibits to some 20,000 items, which is impressive, one must admit. The artifacts range from oriental paintings to Chinese bronzes and porcelains, sculptures and embroideries. The original 4,000-item collection was amassed by the very founder of the museum, Hopp Ferenc, a passionate art collector and traveler.

The Hopp Ferenc Museum of Asian Art is a genuine landmark for people who want to deepen their grasp of the Oriental art, since it stands out, at the same time, as the only Asian art documentation center in Hungary. However, the museum as such is only home to the above-mentioned documentation center and to sundry temporary exhibitions. The permanent exhibition is hosted by the Gyorgy Rath Museum, another branch of the Museum of Applied Arts.

Name:
Hopp Ferenc Museum of Asian Art (Hopp Ferenc Kelet-Azsiani Muveszeti Muzeum)
Address:
103, Andressy ut, 1062, Budapest, Hungary
Telephone:
0036 1 3228476 / 0036 1 3211798
Email:
info@hoppmuzeum.hu
Website:
www.hoppmuzeum.hu

103, Andressy ut, 1062, Budapest, Hungary

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