ASIA, THE MIDDLE EAST AND PERSIA
The largest entities in the Didrichsen oriental art collections consist of Chinese and Persian artefacts. The collection also includes a smaller entity of items from Thailand, Egypt, Oceania and India.
Pre-Columbian art refers to artefacts from the high cultures of Mexico, Central America and the Andes from the period BC 2000 to AD 1500. The collection of Pre-Columbian items purchased by Marie-Louise and Gunnar Didrichsen is the only public collection of Pre-Columbian cultures in Finland.
The collections are not on permanent display. Selected artefacts are shown in various compositions.