Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities, Stockholm Sweden, Stockholm

Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities, Stockholm

The Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities (Östasiatiska Museet), Stockholm, Sweden. It is a public museum launched by Sweden's Parliament in 1926, with the Swedish archaeologist Johan Gunnar Andersson (1874–1960) as founding director. The museum was originally based mainly on Andersson's groundbreaking discoveries in China, during the 1920s, of a hitherto unknown East Asian prehistory. The museum today has wide-ranging collections and exhibits of Asian archeology, classical arts, and culture, and a large Asia research library open to the public. The last time the museum published a comprehensive catalog was 1963. The museum also publishes an annual journal focused on research on ancient East Asia, the Bulletin of the Museum of Far Eastern Antiquities.

The museum is located on Skeppsholmen in the building Tyghuset.