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a view inside Upper Asian gallery

The central room of the upper Asian gallery is used for temporary exhibitions while the outer area – also called the Edward and Goldie Sternberg Gallery of Southeast Asian Art – houses art from the collection including export ceramics and works inspired by the faiths of Asia. The pavilion housing this gallery is a floating white glass-and-steel cube, pivoted with stainless-steel lotus flowers. Cantilevered on top of the original Asian gallery, it glows softly at night like a paper lantern over Sydney Harbour.

Coming soon to Upper Asian gallery

through the Asian collections

25 Oct 2014 – 4 Oct 2015

View collection works on display in Upper Asian gallery

See also the Asian galleries

19th c Australian art 19th & 20th c European art 19th c European art 15th–19th c European art Ticketing and information desk Entrance court Cloaking Vestibule Restaurant Function space Upper Asian gallery Gallery Shop Front of the Gallery 20th & 21st c Australian art Lowy, Gonski Gallery


  1. Head towards the rear of the Gallery
  2. Take the ramp (on your right) up to the Asian gallery

Accessible directions

  1. Take the lift (on your left) up one level, to “G”
  2. Turn right into the entrance court and head towards the front of the Gallery
  3. Take the ramp (on your left) up to the Asian gallery