Museum List 

During a long and remarkable career during which numerous books have been published exclusively illustrated with his photographs, Werner Forman was given permission to photograph in the following museums:

Algeria    Archaeological Museum (Musée Archeologique), Tlemcen
Bardo Museum of Prehistory and Ethnography (Musée National du Bardo)
National Museum of Antiquities (Musée des Antiquités)


National Museum of Australia, Canberra
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney


Mozart Museum (Mozart Geburtshaus), Salzburg
Volkerkunde Museum, Vienna


Royal Museum for Central Africa (Musée Royale Afrique Central)
Royal Museum of Art & History (Musées Royaux d'Art et d' Histoire)


Canadian Museum of Civilization, Quebec
Centennial Museum, Vancouver
Eskimo Museum, Churchill
Glenbow Museum, Calgary
Manitoba Museum of Man and Nature
McCord Museum, Montre
Museum of Anthropology, University of British Columbia, Vancouver
National Museum of Man, Ottawa
Provincial Museum, Victoria
Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto


Art and History Museum, Shanghai
Canton Municipal Museum
Chekiang Provincial Museum
Chungking Municipal Museum
City of Loyang. Preservation of Cultural Monuments Commission
Hunan Provincial Museum
Nanking Museum
National Museum of China, Beijing
Palace Museum, Beijing Shaanxi Provincial Museum, Xian
Shanghai Museum
Shantung Provincial Museum
Shensi Provincial Museum
Szechwan Provincial Museum
Tsinan Museum, Shantung

Czech Republic

Dvorak Museum, Kolin
Moravian Museum, Brno
Naprestek Museum, Prague
National Museum, Prague
Slovak Museum, Bratislava


Aarhus Museum of Art, (Aarhus Kunstmuseum)
Moesgaard Museum, Aarhus
National Museum (Nationalmuseet), Copenhagen Silkeborg Museum, Denmark


Coptic Museum, Cairo
Egyptian Museum, Cairo
Graeco-Roman Museum, Alexandria
Museum of Islamic Art, Cairo
Ramses Wissa Wassef Art Centre, Harrania


National Museum of Ethiopia, Addis Abbaba
Treasury of the Cathedral of Our Lady of Sion, Axum


Musée de Antiquites Nationales, Saint-Germain-en-Laye
Musée de Morlaix
Musée des Arts Decoratifs, Paris
Musée Guimet, Paris
Musée de Rennes
Museum of Jewish history and Art, Paris
Rothschild Wine Museum, Bordeaux
The Louvre (Musée du Louvre), Paris

Germany Bad Wildungen Museum
Cathedral Treasury, Limburg
Egyptian Museum, Berlin
Hamburg Museum fur Volkerkunde
Kunstgewerbe Museum, Berlin
Museum fur Islamische Kunst, Berlin
Museum fur Volkerkunde, Berlin
Staatlich Museum, Berlin

Ghana Ghana National Museum, Accra

Great Britain

Ashmolean Museum, Oxford
Barber Institute of Fine Arts, Birmingham
British Library, London
British Museum, London
City of London Guildhall Museum, London
Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge
Liverpool City Museum, Liverpool
Manchester Museum
Manx Museum, Isle of Man
Museum of the History of Science, Oxford
Petrie Museum, London
Salisbury and South Wiltshire Museum, England
Science Museum, London
Victoria & Albert Museum, London
Wallace Collection, London

Greece Acropolis Museum, Athens
Archaeological Museum, Thessaloniki
Byzantine Museum, Athens
National Archaeological Museum, Athens
National Library, Athens

Greenland The Greenland Museum

Iceland National Museum, Reykjavik


Punjab Government Museum, Simla
National Museum of India, New Delhi
Prince of Wales Museum of Western India, Bombay

Indonesia Denpasar Museum, Bali


Archaeological Museum, Teheran
Gulistan Library, Teheran

Iraq The Iraq Museum, Baghdad

Ireland National Museum of Ireland, Dublin

Italy Biblioteca Nazionale Marciana, Venice
Biblioteca Statale, Lucca
Capitoline Museum, Rome
Cuma Museum
Egyptian Museum, Turin
Museo Archeologico Nationale, Naples
Museo Nazionale Romano
Pigorini Museum of Prehistory and Ethnography, Rome
Pompeii Museum
Syracuse Museum, Sicily


Idemitsu Museum of Arts
Japan Folk Art Museum, Tokyo
National Museum, Kyoto
National Museum, Nara
Ninja Museum, Ueno
Seikado Library

Lebanon Archaeological Museum, Beirut
National Museum of Lebanon, Beirut

Malta National Museum of Archaeology, Valetta

Mexico Anthropology Museum, Veracruz University (Museo de Antropologia de
la Universidad Veracruzane), Jalapa
National Museum of Anthropology (Museo Nacional de Antropologia)

Mongolia Natural History Museum, Ulaan Bataar

The Netherlands

Museum voor Land en Volkenkunde, Rotterdam
National Museum of Antiquities (Rijksmuseum van Oudheden), Leiden
Troppen Museum, Amsterdam

New Zealand Auckland Institute and Museum, Auckland
Canterbury Museum, Christchurch
Maori and Pioneer Museum, Okains Bay
National Museum of New Zealand, Wellington
Otago Museum, Dunedin
Taranaki Museum, New Plymouth
Te Awamutu Museum

Niger National Museum of Niger (Musee National du Niger), Niamey


Benin City Museum
Museum of Ife Antiquities, Lagos
National Museum, Lagos

North Korea Central History Museum, P'Yongyang
History Museum, Kaisyeng

Norway Bergen Maritime Museum
Historiska Museum, Bergen University
Universitetets Oldsaksamling, Oslo
Viking Ship Museum (Vikingskipene), Bygdoy

Portugal Calouste Gulbenkian Museum, Lisbon
Museum of Art, Lisbon

Russia Anthropological Museum of Lomonosov State University, Moscow
Hermitage Museum, St Petersburg
Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts, Moscow

Spain Alhambra Museum, Granada
Museum of Catalan Art (Museu d'Art de Catalunya), Barcelona
National Archaeology Museum (Museo de Arqueologia Nacional), Madrid
National Library (Biblioteca Nacional), Madrid
Provincial Museum of Archaeology, Granada

Sudan Sudan Archaeological Museum, Khartoum

Sweden Statens Historiska Museum, Stockholm
University Museum of National Antiquities, Uppsala


Museum fur Volkerkunde, Basel
Rietberg Museum, Zurich
Barbier-Mueller Museum, Geneva

Syria National Museum, Damascus

Tanzania Tanzania National Museum, Dar es Salaam
British Institute of History and Archaeology

Taiwan Museum of History, Taipei
National Palace Museum, Taipei

Tunisia Bardo Museum, Tunis

Turkey Archaeological Museum (Arkeoloji Muzeleri), Istanbul
Mosaic Museum, Istanbul
Topkapi Palace Museum, Istanbul

USA American Museum of Natural History New York
Anchorage Historical & Fine Arts Museum
Arizona State Museum
Boston Museum of Fine Arts
Brooklyn Museum, New York
Dallas Museum of Art
Denver Art Museum, Colorado
Field Museum of Natural History, Chicago
Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology, Brown University, Rhode Island
J.Paul Getty Museum, Malibu
Maxwell Museum of Anthropology, Albuquerque
Metropolitan Museum, New York
Museum of Art, Cleveland
Museum of Northern Arizona
Museum of Northern Arizona
Museum of the American Indian, Heye Foundation, New York
Ohio State Museum
Peabody Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
Phoebe Apperson Hearst Museum of Anthropology & Regents of Uni of California
Plains Indian Museum, Buffalo Bill Historical Center, Cody, Wyoming
Portland Art Museum, Oregon, USA
R L Anderson Coll., Plains Indian Museum, BBHC, Cody, Wyoming,
Seattle Art Museum
Sheldon Jackson Museum, Sitka, Alaska
Smithsonian Institution, Washington
University Museum, University of Alaska
Utah Museum of Natural History
Washington State Museum

United Arab Emirates Al-‘Ain Museum
Ras al-Khaimah

Vietnam, Democratic

Republic of

Historical Museum, Hanoi


Werner Forman has not only worked in the museums but he has also photographed the architecture, archaeological sites and landscape in many of the above countries and also in:



Hawaiian Islands




Myramar (Burma)

New Caledonia

New Hebrides

Society Islands