A Koryŏ-period bell, brought back from Asia by Henri Cernuschi, was the foundation piece of the Korean collection at the Cernuschi Museum.

A bronze Koryŏ-period bell brought back from Asia by Henri Cernuschi himself was the first piece to represent the Korean decorative arts at the Cernuschi Museum, and it was not until the 2010s that new works were added to this collection. These include ancient objects as well as contemporary works, and usher in a new chapter in the history of the museum’s Korean collection.

VISITORS INFORMATION - From January 30, 2023 and for a period of six months, part of the permanent collections will be closed due to renovation works of the building. Spaces 1 to 5 will remain open to the public, spaces 6 to 14 (from the Buddha Hall to the Painting Room) will be closed. During this time, temporary exhibitions will continue to be presented on ground floor, such as the exhibitions "Kim Tschang-Yeul, Drops and Strokes" and "Painting and Ceramics in dialogue" from April 14 to July 30, 2023. Thank you for your understanding.