Restorations at Musée Guimet: the Buddhists Pantheon Galleries
Large scale works at the Hôtel Heidelbach and renewal of the vegetation in its Japanese garden is currently underway. On this occasion, the pieces in the Buddhists pantheon galleries were restored and will be displayed as part of the permanent collection at the National Museum of Asian Arts - Guimet in 2017.
Inaugurated in 1991, this exceptional collection was collected by Emile Guimet during his journey to Japan in 1876. Counting more than three hundred paintings, six hundred sculptures and close to a thousand volumes now preserved in the museum’s library, this collection is an invitation to discover Buddhist wisdom.
To end the visit, a detour by the garden and the tea pavilion invites us to experience the four principles issued by tea master Sen no Rikyu (16th century): Wa (Harmony), Kei (Respect), Sei (Purity), Jaku (Serenity).