Civico Museo d'Arte Orientale, Trieste

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  • We recently visited the temporary exhibition entitled "Peace is here! Propaganda photographs of Americans in the far East in the bottom of the photo library of the civic museums of USIS history and art ". The visit is highly recommended to all lovers of history. We didn't know the ins and outs of the famous photo by Joe Rosenthal. For more visit for free offer. To improve:-Captions in English; -Audio-guide service; -Tourist-directional Signage in the historical city center.
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  • This is a Museum of Oriental art where each piece is valuable for the visitor. I highly recommend it to everyone. A visit on a rainy day is ideal because there's much to admire and learn from.
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  • The Civico Museo d'Arte Orientale, in the central part of Trieste, has the advantage of being near the Piazza Unità d'Italia, the sanctuary di Santa Maria Maggiore and the sea. In addition, it is an alternative to all the museums and galleries of Western art, in addition to the historical sights. The museum itself, however, is pretty standard, has the same things you'd expect to see in any Museum of oriental culture present in the West: typical clothes, ceramics, masks, etc. The best part refers to Japanese weapons and armor, on the upper floor. The Museum does not charge admission, but asks for a donation for maintenance (which is well made, say). For living in Trieste, or spend a lot of time there, is an interesting alternative to a walk relatively quickly. But who has little time in the city can quietly out of the script.
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  • A well worthy place to understand Chinese & Japanese and specially some Gandhara's arts designs and moreover of their defensive culture. .. very profitable to have a look which is belonging to my district homeland
  • Well worth a visit, free too
  • A very nice collection which primarily consists of Japanese and Chinese art (there is also a small selection of Gandharan objects). The explanatory material in Italian and English is very informative and the museum has done some interesting work acknowledging why such a rich collection exists in Trieste in the first place.
  • Trieste was one of the main sea ports of the Austro-Hungarian Empire and thus trade with the Orient was big business. The museum has a lovely collection of ekiyo-e prints from Japan, some gowns, pottery as well as some samurai swords and armour. The items are predominantly from the 19th century. The downstairs appears to be dedicated to the relationship between Trieste and the Orient which was of particular interest and would have been a unique point for this museum. However, it would have been good if the signage in this area could be translated into more languages. I know it is much to expect but would be great to have more details in English. I felt the level of English provided in the other areas was sufficient for me to get an understanding. I do think the museum is missing a trick by not selling some products based around the items they have. Wouldn't be top on my list if only limited time in town but worth visiting if you have an hour to spare.
  • Beautiful, quality parts and a testament to the interest in the Orient in 19th century Europe
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