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State Museum of Oriental Art, Moscow

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  • I would describe the collection as compact views of Asian Regions in one room. The art of China, Korea, and Japan are housed either in larger rooms or multiple smaller rooms. The regions of South-East...  more »
  • We'd planned to spend only around an hour here but ended up staying twice as long. As well as a comprehensive representation from Japan, China, Korea, Tibet & India, there is a really good collection ...  more »
  • We spent a lovely hour and a half here after a nice walk through the park (well its in between two roads) from Arabatskya. Fine collection of art and artefacts, we especially liked the art works and y...  more »
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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