State Museum of Oriental Art, Moscow

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#42 of 498 in Museums in Moscow
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  • The Soviet Museum of the city with the most miserable staff, which must be inferred from the Museum Fund somewhere in ... I don't know honestly where uninterested unprofessional scoops can come in handy ... "Hangers not provided!" Maps do not work for a week! And Peter called, do not listen to us there! Write to the site, can you obey! "." What's the phone number listed on the site? Administrator? "-" I don't know what this phone! I site I know nothing! "said the administrator. Phone Admin, by the way, does not meet. There is no one to complain to. Progress has passed!
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  • I did not expect anything from this museum, came in just passing by. It was surprisingly interesting. Has big expositions of collections from Caucasus, Middle East, Asia , India etc. It has household ...  more »
  • The Museum's collection you will surely amaze its beauty and variety! Here are harmoniously combined pictures of modern and centuries-old paintings, household items and luxury goods from different countries. It is here that you will feel how big the geography of East how rich its culture! From Persia to Japan!
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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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