Asia and Pacific Museum

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Asia and Pacific Museum
PL Warsaw 24 Solec Street Asia and Pacific Museum Entrance.JPG
Main entrance
Established 26 February 1973; 45 years ago (1973-02-26)
Location ul. Solec 24, Warsaw, Poland
Collections Asian art
Director Joanna Wasilewska

The Asia and Pacific Museum in Warsaw was founded in 1973 based on a private collection of oriental art amassed and later donated to the Polish State by Andrzej Wawrzyniak - Polish sailor, diplomat, connoisseur and collector of Oriental art. After his return to Poland, he donated his collection, numbering over 3000 objects, to the Polish State. On that foundation, the Nusantara Archipelago Museum was created in Warsaw in 1973.

Because of its development and continuous enrichment with objects from other regions, in 1976 the Nusantara Archipelago Museum had been transformed and began a new span of life as the Asia and Pacific Museum in Warsaw of which Andrzej Wawrzyniak was assigned its director and curator-in-chief for a lifetime. Today the museum holds a collection of over 20 000 objects from Asia, Australia and Oceania.


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Coordinates: 52°13′59″N 21°02′14″E / 52.23306°N 21.03722°E / 52.23306; 21.03722