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The MAO - Museum of Oriental Art opens in Turin proposes creative work from different cultures not only to carry out the vocation as a place for conservation and exhibition, but also to induce the visitor to broaden their horizons.The MAO is also...more
This was a very interesting museum and has a nice sample of artefacts across the region. Not big, but good quality. The special exhibition was interesting.
Good English translations for English speakers.
Nice toilets too!
I spent about 2.5 hours to see it all
Attracted by the Ninja and Samurai Exhibition, we went visiting the MAO this afternoon.
The spacial exhibition about samurai is fantastic, there was a person dressed as a samurai and another one as ninja really fantastic, plus the swords and armors.
The information panels quite...More
A really beautiful museum, different areas are divided by floors, the collection contains pieces from middle east, China, India, Japan and tibet. Some descriptions are simple and repetitive, but that's just for the lack of
knowledge. The course is a bit confusing and you might...More
This gem of a museum is in a Baroque palace built by Turin's aristocracy -- a successful and unlikely meeting of distant cultures (don't miss the original frescoes and stucco). The collections are intriguing without being overwhelming, providing a good overview of Indian, Chinese, Japanese,...More
This museum has 4-5 different sections, covering different areas of Asia, from Chinese to Japanese to Himalayan and Islamic world. Richest exhibition is around Chinese and Japanese probably, but all are interesting and present different sides of life and culture of these civilizations.
The museum hosts a collection of very select art from the Near and Far East, presented in an easy to enjoy way. The relatively small size of the museum makes it easy to visit with care and attention without being overwhelmed. Some of the exhibits...More
This was a wonderful surprise to discover the art of a complete continent in a 18th century town-palace.
Thanka's, Chinese funeral sculpture, Japonese screens,Indian gods, you name it. Also the quality of the obejects is outstanding.
A must see for people who are interested in...More