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Mao - Museo di Arte Orientale, Turin

Categories: Art Museums, Museums
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4.3/5 based on 650+ reviews on the web
Home to one of the most important Asian art collections in Italy, Mao - Museo di Arte Orientale is inside the Palazzo Mazzonis. Begin your tour on the first floor with the Neolithic China displays, including bronzes from the Han and Tang dynasties. The second floor showcases Tibetan and Buddhist cultural artifacts. The third displays artifacts from the Arabian Peninsula. The palace also features Japanese statues, paintings and a Japanese rock garden. Our Turin vacation trip planner makes visiting Mao - Museo di Arte Orientale and other Turin attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Already the entrance fascinates with a Japanese garden, lovely Tibetan artefacts and Japanese k.
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  • Very interesting and informative but a little small, the East is so big and full of history, it would be very nice if the Museum had more details, if explained better the origin of things, there are so many exhibits and it would be nice if those exhibits could unravel even people not in the industry.
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  • This was a wonderful surprise to discover the art of a complete continent in a 18th century town-palace. Thanka's, Chinese funeral sculpture, Japonese screens,Indian gods, you name it. Also the qualit...  read more »
  • Nice museum, located in a historical palace in the city center. The museum is divided into five areas: South Asia, China, Japan, Himalayan Region and Islamic countries. There's a nice zen garden in the entrance and a lot of beautiful pieces of art.
  • The location is nice and the permanent collections on the second floor is the most astonishing part of the museum. Unfortunately, Japanese and Islamic areas aren't that big.
  • Mind boggling art Percy's from different parts of the eastern world. There's a collection of Indian sculptures, Japanese art, statutes from different statutes from the rest.
  • As someone who is not particularly fascinated with Asian art I enjoyed this medium-sized museum much more than I was expecting. Very well done displays and some pretty impressive pieces that were fascinating. Help desk was incredibly informative and kind describing each of the different temporary exhibitions. My favorite part was an amazing National Geographic photographic exhibition on the Silk Road but I am not sure how long it will be displayed.
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