Painting, sculpture, bronzes, cloisonné and jade from China and Japan: the collection of Asian objects assembled by the entrepreneur Werner Reimers (1888–1965) encompasses almost all the major branches of East Asian art and bears impressive witness to what twentieth-century Western collectors found so fascinating in Far Eastern art.

In 2016/17, in a joint research project of the Werner Reimers foundation and the Museum Angewandte Kunst, the entire collection was the subject of thorough scholarly examination.

To coincide with the publication of the complete collection catalogue, the Museum Angewandte Kunst will be showing a selection of some sixty works from the Reimer holdings – for example album pages with expressive ink drawings, a limestone Buddha or an elaborately decorated jade bowl of the Ming period.