Ferenc Hopp East-Asian Art Museum, Budapest

Ferenc Hopp East-Asian Art Museum, Budapest

The Ferenc Hopp Museum of East Asian Art is located in the home of its founder. It is a rather large villa that has provided lots of room over the years. The location has six full rooms, which houses one of the country’s most prestigious exhibits of Japanese and Chinese art. It houses classic examples of Asian ceramics, textiles, sculpture, porcelain figurines, Indonesian wayang puppets and Indian statuary. There is also a Lamaist sculpture and paintings from Tibet housed here.

Ferenc Hopp was born on 28, April 1833 in the village of Fulnek in Moravia in a German speaking family. He moved to the Pest region of Hungary in 1845. He became a successful businessman, who traveled throughout Europe and the United States. He did well enough as a businessman to be able to travel and collect the objects of art that are now housed in his home.

The formal organization of the Museum began in 1919, with the help of Zoltan Felvinczi Takacs and the Museum of Fine Arts. The place continued to make purchases in art, and receive donations, all through the 20th Century.

The museum currently houses over 20,000 objects of art. The collections represent the eastern countries of Japan, China, Indonesia, India, Korea, Vietnam, and the people of Islam. The adjacent library has over 22,000 volumes.

Operation hours: Wednesday - Sunday: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Sight Name: Ferenc Hopp East-Asian Art Museum
Sight Location: Budapest, Hungary
Sight Type: Museum/Gallery
Guide(s) containing this sight: Walking Tour on Andrassy Utca  

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