Baur House Museum of Asian Arts, Geneva

Baur House Museum of Asian Arts, Geneva

Fondation Baur is the largest museum in the country dedicated to Asian art. It is located in the beautiful 19th century house of Alfred Baur, who brought together a collection of Chinese porcelain, jade and Japanese art objects which stands out as one of the most beautiful private collections in Europe today. A private collection reflects the preferences of an amateur and, as such, reveals the spirit of his time. Baur chose to buy "small quantities of rare works of art rather than large numbers of articles of inferior quality".

Asian Art is full of symbols and it has something mysterious and magnetic about it. Here you will admire rare examples of Chinese and Japanese Art of the past thirteen centuries. Amongst them are Chinese ceramics and snuff-bottles, engravings, Japanese lacquer, netsuke, ivories and many others.

Opening Hours: Tuesday-Sunday: 2 pm -6 pm

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Sight Name: Baur House Museum of Asian Arts
Sight Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery

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