Director of the Museum of East Asian Art, Cologne
Fields of expertise: Chinese, Korean and Japanese art
Adele Schlombs has been the Director of the Museum of East Asian Art Cologne since 1991. She is also a lecturer on Chinese and Japan art at the Institute of Art History, Cologne University. Since 1991 she curated numerous exhibitions of Chinese, Korean and Japanese art at the Museum of East Asian Art Cologne, several of them with international loans from museum and private collections, and thematic exhibitions with the museum’s own holdings. Adele Schlombs was responsible for the extension and refurbishment of the galleries that took place from 1993-1995. Since 2006 she prepared several special exhibitions (The Heart of Enlightenment: Buddhist Art from China 550-600; Surimono: The Art of Allusion).
Schlombs, Adele, Art in China, Köln, forthcoming.
Schlombs, Adele, The Dawn of a New Era: The foundation of the Museum of East Asian Art in Cologne. Köln 2009.
Schlombs, Adele, Zhou Jun: Ein chinesischer Tuschmaler der Gegenwart (Zhou Jun: A contemporary Chinese Ink painter), Exhibition catalogue, Köln 2007.