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Museum of Oriental Art (Turin)

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Established  December 5, 2008
Collection size  Asian art
Province  Province of Turin
Founded  5 December 2008
Type  Archaeology
Website  Official website
Phone  +39 011 443 6927
Museum of Oriental Art (Turin)
Location  Palazzo Mazzonis, Via San Domenico 9-11, 10122 - Turin, Italy
Address  Via San Domenico, 11, 10122 Torino, Italy
Hours  Open today · 10AM–6PMWednesday10AM–6PMThursday10AM–6PMFriday10AM–6PMSaturday11AM–7PMSunday11AM–7PMMondayClosedTuesday10AM–6PMSuggest an edit
Artwork  The poet Narihira while on a journey to the eastern provinces
Similar  Palazzo Madama e Casaforte, Galleria Civica di Arte Mod, Museo Egizio, Sabauda Gallery, Royal Palace of Turin
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The Museum of Oriental Art (Italian: Museo d'Arte Orientale, also known by the acronym MAO) is a museum located in Palazzo Mazzonis in the city of Turin, Italy.

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The museum contains one of the most important Asian art collection in Italy.

History

The museum was opened on December 5, 2008, with the merging of oriental collection of Turin City Museum of Ancient Art and various contributions from the Turin City Hall, the Region of Piedmont, the Giovanni Agnelli Foundation and Compagnia di San Paolo. The first opening was visited by around 10,000 people.

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After two Japanese rock garden at the entrance, on the ground floor is the space for temporary exhibitions.

On the first floor are housed the collections from Gandhara, India and Southeast Asia. Next are the collections of Chinese art (including neolithic China, ritual bronzes, lacquers and funerary art from Han to Tang dynasties). The third floor is devoted to Buddhist and Tibetan culture.

The fourth floor contains the collections coming from Islamic countries like Turkey, Iran, Iraq and the Arabian Peninsula (mainly bronzes, ceramics, tiles), while in another area of the building between the first and second floors are housed the Japanese works (mainly statues, paintings, lacquers).

References

Museum of Oriental Art (Turin) Wikipedia


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