Musée national des Arts asiatiques - Guimet/MNAAG | Exhibition

Images and men, Bamiyan 20 years later

from 24 February 2021 to 18 October 2021

6 place d'Iéna - 75116 Paris

Trocadéro - Passy - 16e Arrondissement


With this exhibition, the Musée national des arts asiatiques - Guimet looks back at the destruction 20 years ago by the Taliban of two monumental Buddhas carved into the rock of the cliffs as Bamiyan in Afghanistan, and at the archaeological past of of this famous site. Major archaeological works found at Bamiyan are presented alongside contemporary photographs by Pascal Convert and films.


All public

Musée national des Arts asiatiques - Guimet/MNAAG

The Musée Guimet: the quickest route to Asia! From 1889, when it was established by Emile Guimet, to the present day, the museum has continued to add to and diversify its collections. Presenting 5,000 years of Asian art, time has not stopped at the Musée Guimet: you will be surprised at times to come across works by contemporary artists in the pared back, sobre and sleek design of the museum's exhibition spaces.

From the Buddhas of Afghanistan to the Zen monks of Japan, from Indian fabrics to Samurai armour, and from Khmer treasures to Chinese fine art, the Musée Guimet offers unique collections which provide the opportunity to go on a meditative, aesthetic and explorative journey to the heart of Asia. Magnificently renovated in contemporary style, it is the largest European museum devoted to Asian art.

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Musée national des Arts asiatiques - Guimet/MNAAG

6 place d'Iéna
75116 Paris
Tel.. +33 (0) 1 56 52 54 33

  • Subway - Iéna
  • RER - Boulainvilliers
  • Bus - 22, 30, 32, 63, 82

Offer adapted to disabled visitors

  • Hearing Hearing
  • Mental Mental
  • Physical Physical
  • Visual Visual

Access facilities

  • Loan of wheelchairs
  • Free admission for disabled visitors on presentation of proof
  • Free admission for the accompanying person

Accessibility information

Physical disability:
- Accessible entrance via outdoor ramp, visitors must be accompanied
- Entrance located in the middle of the platform
- Parking spaces at 15-17 Rue Boissière
- Platform lift in the welcome area
- Lifts to access exhibitions floors
- Adapted toilets
- Welcome desk is easily identifiable and has a lowered section, but does not have leg room under the desk
- Folding seats available (on request)
- Buddhist Pantheon Galleries not accessible
- Auditorium on tha garden level can welcome wheelchair users in the upper section
- Information cards in the exhibitions are sometimes positioned too high and can be hard to access
- Some display cases not accessible (works/information cards not at an appropriate angle)
- Grab rail currently being installed in women's toilets; transfer of weight to the left in men's toilets

Visual impairment:
- Tactile tours: individual visits on set dates/group visits by booking at
- Information cards in the exhibitions have good colour contrast but are sometimes slightly too high
- Audioguides do not include guidance or audiodescription; available in 8 languages

Hearing impairment:
- Guided tours in French Sign Language at the Musée Guimet and Musée d'Ennery: individual visits on set dates/group visits by booking at
- Museum staff trained in French Sign Language

Mental disability:
- Educational wrokshops and specific group visits by booking at

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