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MAO - Museo d'Arte Orientale

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Address: Via San Domenico 11, 10122 Turin, Italy
Phone Number: 011.4436927
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Description: The MAO - Museum of Oriental Art opens in Turin proposes creative work...
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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This museum was a bit difficult to find because it is on a narrow street. I was surprised by the quality of the art found in it. There was plenty of art from the Middle East... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 13, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

This museum was a bit difficult to find because it is on a narrow street. I was surprised by the quality of the art found in it. There was plenty of art from the Middle East, which is not exactly oriental. There were many images of the Buddha and it was interesting to compare them to each other. I was... More 

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Milan, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Right now there is a National Geographic temporary photographic exhibit here which is very worthwhile being a contemporary journey based on the original route that Marco Polo took. The rest of the museum has an excellent collection of oriental art, statuary and tapestries. Definitely a worthwhile venue to visit.

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Turin, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2015

Right now there is the Marco Polo expo.. and.. gosh. What a beauty. It was breathtaking, amazing, beautiful. The permanent exposition is interesting and well done. Everything is explained pretty well and the location is very nice! To do!

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Turin, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

It's not very famous and it's not very big but definitely worth a visit, also because you don't frequently find museums of Oriental art out of Asia. The exhibits are beautiful and well displayed, catalogued and commented. Almost each object has its own explanation. Presently there is an interesting exhibition on Chinese horses and another one is opening. The permanent... More 

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Monopoli, Italia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Many people in Turin go to the most famous Egyptian Museum. I think this museum has the same value! Many artifact and relic from China, Japan, East Asia, Tibet and Persia... Very nice, but I suggest to visit museum whit a guide.

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Turin, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

This museum is fantastic! Right when you enter, you find yourself in a Japanese garden, and every room that follows is beautifully set up and full of information. There is always an exhibit, and the permanent collection is excellent. The museum has 4 floors, each representing different cultures and geographic areas, and the staff is wonderful - very friendly and... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

This museum is not on most tourist's radars when visiting Torino, but it is a wonderful and surprisingly impressive facility. The exhibits are impressive, well-presented and professionally displayed. The collection is varied and interesting. The space is relaxing and invites contemplation. Unlike many other museums in Italy, there is signage in English for all the displays; there are professional brochures... More 

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Munich, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

The museum is a must see if it happens that you visit Torino. You will find a marvelous collection in a marvelous display: the museum is full of very well-made and informative captions, explaining you the most important (and also the less known) things about the objects exposed. Both experts and newbies will be fascinated by the beauty of the... More 

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Surrey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2013

We were recommended to visit this museum by relatives who live locally. It has many exceptionally fine things, very well presented. There are four floors of them, however, each displaying exhibits from a particular part of the East; you can't do them all justice unless you allow at least two hours. Our tip: allow most time for each of the... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

Even the building, a palace is nice. We were the only visitors and that alone made it special. By the way, all the museums, visited in Turin were a pleasure to see as no crowds encountered in any of them. Staff, eager to help. Presentation In ENglish is exemplary. J Fisher

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Address: Via San Domenico 11, 10122 Turin, Italy
Phone Number: 011.4436927
Location: Europe  >  Italy  >  Piedmont  >  Province of Turin  >  Turin>  > Centro
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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