The museum portrays the diverse cultural ideals for beauty in the Eastern part of the globe. From tattooing to foot binding, elongating necks, the gallery displays applications on the female body in order to endure beauty.

The museum exhibits the standard of beauty from ancient until modern times. It also displays different concepts of beauty as practiced by different cultures. Among those different beauty concepts are skin tattooing, lip stretching by round discs insertion, tooth feeling, head molding into oval shapes and feet growth restricting.

The museum building was originally constructed in the 1960s, believed to be built on top of the ruins of a Dutch building. It was initially used as the Historical City Municipal Council building. In 1996, the museum was opened. The museum was closed to the public from September 2011 to August 2012 for upgrading work.

The museum is located on the top floor of the building. The building also houses the People’s Museum and Kite Museum on the ground and the upper floor respectively. The museum opens every day from 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.

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