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Mao - Museo di Arte Orientale, Turin
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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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  • We took advantage of the long night of the museums to go to the Oriental Art Museum. The Museum is really rich, one night is not enough, we will definitely be back. The presentation is understandable and non-trivial even for someone who isn't a connoisseur of matter. We also saw that the Museum does many activities of involvement with families and kids.
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  • It is the first museum I visited in Turin, during a visit to the city by 3 days. Is rich and well placed. x chi ama Asia and East absolutely must be seen. Prior to joining we informed the visiting time: about two hours. After the visit I can say that the duration depends on the degree of interest I have stayed more than 2 hours. At the end of your visit to the Middle East was too fast x l "approaching closing time, but it was an interesting surprise: it's a culture that deserves to be deepened. The audio guide gives many "technical" information and with the multitude of things on display after a while are hardly able to listen to it even though the advice x comprehend and contextualize some reported works. Is a beautiful Museum.
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  • I went back to mao to see the latest, small exhibitions that you have set up. some really ineressanti! particularly that laid out on the ground floor, in the first 4 rooms to the right of the stairs leading to the plane where the permanent exhibition. It's called the LOST FLEET of KUBLAI KHAN and tells of the extraordinary discovery and subsequent recovery of a part of this fleet consisting of 150 thousand men and tens of thousands of ships, sunk near the island of takashima in 1281 when trying to conquer Japan. in the first room a video explains in a few minutes as it can also read the Info Panel: who was Kublai khan, because he left for Japan, how come the ships sank, when archaeological campaign has started and what was the turning point in the course of the research. from the years 70 Japanese trying to retrieve the remains ended up in the bottom of the sea but the technology was not yet developed enough to be able to succeed. will the recent assistance of an Italian and his group that recovery was possible. other short 3 panels in the room shows the biography of this archaeologist Daniel petrella, and photographers who have made the photographs in the exhibition: merola and the Dane hogsholt. all communication means are both in Italian and English. in the subsequent 3 rooms 3 videos show the island, divers who dive, underwater recovery of pottery and the restoration that is taking place in a laboratory of a museum specially opened where the exhibits are preserved and protected in saline to prevent spoilage. a Panel for each Hall explain how they worked the divers and as you progress in the restoration of the exhibits. 36 medium format photos accompany to discover the island of takashima and divers at work and show what was recovered and restored or under restoration: samurai armor, bombs exploded, an anchor, a seal of a commander, etc.. rather than the photo itself that aren't anything that is really interesting as history and found it very compelling and simple the way it is presented. This exhibit requires about half an hour of time. will be open until 20 November, unfortunately little, since it was opened on 22 October ... I believe should be kept longer. on the first floor, the "cube" black covering alas a little at the sight the room did have a beautiful decoration on the ceiling, you can see instead a one-hour documentary made by roberto paci dalò. It's called YE SHANGHAI. the artist took over and mounted together pieces of footage and audio clips recorded in the shanghai ghetto between 33 and 49, made by amateurs from professionals: you see scenes of boats arriving in port, roads often clogged with traffic of men and equipment, artisans at work while building mats, lamps, etc., in a courtyard, European and Chinese children who talk to each other , British and American armies paraded through the streets, poor people who beg, sick ... the whole thing with background created by the artist himself, that mixes recorded voices in the field, a traditional Chinese song of the years 30 and noises and sounds produced in the studio. There is no commentary on the scene. accompanying ' noise ' creates a feeling a bit distressing but overall not bad as installation. There is unfortunately only one Chair and a bench where are Yes and no 3 people. Maybe you should add some other Chair. Alternatively to view it comfortably you have to sit on the ground. It will be screened until 27 November. very interesting also the view TRANSITIONS-mankind IN TRANSIT held up to 6 November in two rooms that open to the right, beyond the zen garden. This was free. exhibited 70 between pictures and sculptures, plus a short video of a few minutes, the Spanish artist victor lopez Garcia, reflecting on the theme of immigration. very beautiful sculptures that depicting a small white boat overturned, with a chain whose rings are formed by the silhouettes of the European States and the island of lampedusa by a blue color on. in photo images of migrants, women who lost their children into the sea, a beautiful diptych in which stands on the left one child and on the right the sea, workers with huge bundles on their shoulders, containers ... the video shows 3 women who tell their stories-intentionally no subtitles or subtitles only partly in English to create an effect of alienation-United by the fact of working , who regularly, who in black, ceuta, Spanish town in Moroccan territory, surrounded by barbed wire and walls to avoid mass immigration, with all the hardships that it entails: long lines to enter the city, waited, controls, etc.., the artist wants to highlight the hardships that borders and barriers put in this case about 10 thousand Moroccan women who face daily this ordeal. until 23 October were also exposed in the zen garden and the "cube" black 30 Vietnamese musical instruments: drums, flutes, xylophones that resemble in shape the rooftops of mountain was as you could see. also in the permanent location have been exposed some exhibits do not normally present. This is the case of 5 Japanese swords that were visible until 6 November after which it will be replaced by others-the museum owns several dozen-dating back to 1300, complete with latest liners, 3 Buddhist rituals and cloaks a six fold screen 1600 's showing delicate landscape scenes with villages, streams and waterfalls. are set out in the section on Japan, to celebrate 150 years of friendship between our two countries. Finally, in the section dedicated to Islamic countries will be on display until 13 November a small funerary stele from the Egyptian Museum that was given to borrow a Mameluke Cup of mao. It is located in a small casket placed in the center of the room, well placed to be visible at best. the stele dates back to the year 1093, as can be read on the text that is entered, which was translated and reported on a panel that tells the story of the find and the people from which it originates. probably the hometown is Aswan and the deceased was a woman. very interesting this type of exhibits, which allow you to learn about the history of some exhibit a little more depth! advice for those who have the opportunity to discover these small objects to return occasionally to mao, although there has already been. all exhibitions or exhibitions included in the cost of the ticket is € 10. free for owners of Museum subscription.
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  • Amazing collection, with many exhibitions throughout the year. A place to visit over and over again. Its only rival is the Egyptian museum.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.