State Museum of Oriental Art, Moscow

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  • A fairly extensive collection, well displayed. They seem to be about 25% of the way through a dual language project. Most of the major intro posters and some of the display cards are Russian/English. ...  more »
  • Mysteries of the East appeared before me in all its mysterious glory. Very "cozy" Museum and friendly staff. Walked through the halls of about 3:00. almost every Zadeh is made for those tedious for so long to be on your feet.
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  • First of all, the Museum will be interesting to fans of fine art of all kinds. In this regard, comprehensive enough Exposition: from wooden sculpture to the art of painting on silk. In addition, presented mass exhibits illustrating the cults and religions, specific to Asia. Nice additions to the General exposition would serve as household items, weapons, and numismatics. Visit may take 3 hours to order.
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  • Entrance was little difficult to find but one staff woman helped me to go inside. Good place to learn orient , not only for student. There are many oriental arts from Middle East to Japan. It look like gradation of civilization.
  • Good number of interesting exhibits but sub-par in terms of the actual museum layout and narrative. You are more often than not greeted with walls of miniscule text written in an unnecessarily descriptive, Scholarly manner and English-language descriptions can sometimes be missing entirely. Not a foreigner-friendly museum in the least (staff may not speak or read a word of English). Visitor's tip: don't bother spending time immersing yourself in the provided information. Skip through the museum quickly for a purely visual tour and you will likely get more out of it.
  • Nice exposition. Not very friendly for english speakers, also I expected more written info by the historical items
  • A fairly small museum worth visiting if you are interested in the Oriental and Middle Eastern culture. Don't go there expecting to spend more than a couple of hours, though. Almost all exhibits have English descriptions, but the text feels very stiff and unnecessarily scientific. I think it takes some effort to write something about netsuke that would make the reader fall asleep. Almost no text on the exhibits is translated, which is a huge shame. The Japanese collection is small, and so is the Chinese one. Many Soviet museum stereotypes are valid in this one, too, such as every single item being hidden deep behind non-anti-glare glass, or the staff members being too numerous and not hesitating to chat, eat something or listen to the radio right next to the exhibits.
  • From the middle East to the far east a pretty big collection of art object and traditional crafts

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