The Asia and Pacific Museum was founded in 1973. It was the first museum in Poland entirely dedicated to collecting art from outside Europe. The museum currently counts nearly 22,000 pieces from almost every country in Asia and Oceania. The collection includes, among other things, amazing weapons, rich fabrics, countless theatre puppets and masks, musical instruments, sculptures and paintings by contemporary artists. The museum also collects documents, photographs, films and recordings of ethnic music. The Asian library operating within the Museum has more than 14,000 volumes (open by prior arrangement).