State Museum of Oriental Art, Moscow

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  • July 25, 2017
    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 »
  • May 3, 2017
    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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  • April 14, 2017
    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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  • 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
  • This museum had huge collections of East and western Asian art and they had a beautiful Nepal exhibit. They had a decent size Japanese and Korean exhibits with a small China exhibit but the had quite a bit of Asian countries, some in Russia (Caucasus) and the far East like Thailand and Cambodia on display. A great museum if you are looking to read into a bit of many Asian cultures.
  • Great museum with amazing oriental collections
  • everything is covered with dust

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