Collections

Here is your chance to see what’s in our vault! Discover the richness and depth of Mingei International Museum’s rapidly growing collections of folk art, craft and design – currently more than 20,000 objects from 141 countries. The collections reach from the 3rd century BCE to the present day.  Browse by region, material, object type and more.

More ways to explore!

Experience a selection of the Museum’s permanent collection through the interactive presentation See Mingei (Adobe Flash Player is required). In addition, you may browse the collection of other museums in Balboa Park, including Mingei, at the Balboa Park Commons.  Also, you can access our Library & Archives Collection database online, and Museum members can visit the Library in person.