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MAO - Museo d'Arte Orientale

Via San Domenico 11, 10122 Turin, Italy
+39 011 443 6927
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Ninja and Samurai Exhibition plus Japan and Himalayan regions : a fantastic museum.

Attracted by the Ninja and Samurai Exhibition, we went visiting the MAO this afternoon. The... read more

Reviewed 4 February 2018
Fulvio M
Bigger than you night think

A really beautiful museum, different areas are divided by floors, the collection contains pieces... read more

Reviewed 26 January 2018
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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 proposed as a means of mediation for the visitors generally away from the conceptions and cultural climates in which the works on display are for. The museum aims to inspire visitors in new ways of thinking and representation to full awareness of how precious every expression of human knowledge.
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Via San Domenico 11, 10122 Turin, Italy
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Reviewed 4 February 2018

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

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Reviewed 26 January 2018 via mobile

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

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Reviewed 18 January 2018

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

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Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

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.

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Reviewed 30 June 2017

First class collection, nicely displayed. Most descriptions in Italian and English, which was very helpful.

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Reviewed 17 April 2017

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

2  Thank Roberto-Battista
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Reviewed 14 April 2017

In Turin we did not expect to find such a nice and complete museum. A tourist guide advice us to visit it and it was really worth.

2  Thank mikhailkonstan
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Reviewed 9 October 2016

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

2  Thank walterdelarbre
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Reviewed 30 August 2016

a little but perfect "must" of the East. interesting conferences which approach the public to many very far worlds. special pieces exposed. an extraordinary director who is answering to all your curiosities and questions. go in, you will be happy to be in there. after...More

2  Thank pietradipinta
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Reviewed 12 June 2016

This is a beautiful museum that does not get the attention it deserves. Lovely presentation of the items. An excellent coverage of all eastern cultures.There were also 2 special exhibits that were more than worth the additional cost. Well laid out and the lighting was...More

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