This page includes links to museums and galleries featuring permanent collections of Chinese painting and/or art. (CBPS is not responsible for the content of any of these sites). Plus online collections.
Museums and Galleries featuring Chinese Painting and Art
- Bristol Art Gallery
- Museum of Est Asian Art, Bath. The Museum will be closed from 10 July – 18 August for maintenance work
- British Museum, London
- V&A, Victoria and Albert Museum, London
- Ashmolean Museum, Oxford
- Pitt-Rivers Museum, Oxford, has oriental objects in the eccentric collection
- Compton Verney, Warwickshire, has wonderful antique bronzes
- Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge
- Durham University Oriental Museum
- The Burrell Collection, Glasgow. NOTE that the Burrell Collection is closed from October 2016 until 2020!
- National Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh
- Musee Guimet, Paris
- Musee Cernusci, Paris
- Asian Art Museum, Berlin (Museum für Asiatische Kunst). NOTE this closed until 2019 when it will re-open at a new central venue just off Unter den Linden. It is still holding exhibitions in other venues, so check the website.
- Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam, has a small Asian Pavilion.
- The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
- Smithsonian – Freer & Sackler Galleries, Washington DC
- Asian Art Museum, San Francisco
- Asian Art collection at Princeton University Art Museum, New Jersey
- Harvard Art Museums, Boston, Massachusetts
- Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Massachusetts
- Peabody-Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts – has a complete Chinese courtyard house, the Yin Yu Tang. NOTE: some areas closed for refurbishment from September 2017, so check before visiting.
- Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio
- Honolulu Museum of Art, Hawaii
- Ostasiatiska Museet, Oriental Art Museum, Stockholm
- Palace Museum, Beijing
- National Palace Museum, Taiwan, and their online images. This can be searched by dynasty and category (painting, calligraphy etc).
The University of Cambridge have digitised the famous Ten Bamboo Studio Manual of Painting and Calligraphy, an early printed manual of paintings. More information in a video about the Huntington’s copy of the Manual, with more information in their blog, and on the manual’s publisher Hu Zhengyan.
There is also the Virtual collection of Asian Masterpieces (VCM): an innovative project of the Asia-Europe Museum Network (ASEMUS) that presents a vast collection of Asian masterpieces through the web.