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MAO - Museo d'Arte Orientale

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Finest masterpieces from Gandara, India, China and Myanmar

The museum is beautifully arranged in the old medieval town. The explanations are very well done: a... read more

Reviewed 30 September 2018
Turin, Italy
An excellent overview of oriental art

This was a very interesting museum and has a nice sample of artefacts across the region. Not big... read more

Reviewed 22 August 2018
Syd M
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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
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Via San Domenico 11, 10122 Turin, Italy
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Reviewed 30 September 2018

The museum is beautifully arranged in the old medieval town. The explanations are very well done: a lot to learn. The objects are well located in their environment and history. The mix of Hellenistic and Indian cultures in the Gandara section is one of the...More

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Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

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 Worth...More

Thank Syd M
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

This museum displays works of art from the middle and Far East. The collection has some exception pieces; explanations are provided in Italian and English

Thank 266joseh
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

Thank Fulvio M
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

1  Thank Danil P
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

Thank Eddi B
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.

Thank Anfrist
Reviewed 30 June 2017

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

Thank GrumpySquid
Reviewed 16 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
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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