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Museum of Lacquer Art

Museum of Lacquer Art
Museum of Lacquer Art, Münster

The Museum of Lacquer Art was established by BASF Coatings AG in 1993. Housed in Münster's Gerling Villa, this unique collection boasts around 1,000 exhibits from more than two millennia, including works from East Asia, Europe and the Islamic World. The oldest items originate from China and Korea, where resin from the indigenous lacquer tree was used for decorative purposes as early as the 4th and 5th century BC. Later works on display include pieces from the 14th and 15th century AD. The museum also documents how the art form spread across the globe, with evidence provided by exhibits from 15th century Persia, which found their way to Europe via the Middle East.

Hours: • Tuesday 12 – 8pm, Wednesday - Sunday and on national holidays: 12 – 6pm.

Admission: Adults 3 €, Concession 2 €, Tuesdays are free for everyone.

[ Source: http://www.germany-tourism.de/ENG/destination_germany/master_tlstadt-id1147-fstadt_museen.htm ]

Related: http://www.museum-fuer-lackkunst.de/index_en.htm
Address: Windthorststraße 26, 48143 Münster
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