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MAO - Museo d'Arte Orientale

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Amazing pieces of Oriental arts and history

Four floors of a peculiar exposition of many pieces of art manufature from India, China, Japan... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Udine, Italy
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fantastic collections

I visited this museum a couple of years ago and this time did not get there, but it is worth a... read more

Reviewed June 18, 2019
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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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
+39 011 443 6932
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Four floors of a peculiar exposition of many pieces of art manufature from India, China, Japan, Himalaya and Islam area. A quick tour in oriental arts. Take tour time to read info and description about shown pieces and historic explanations. I suggest to get a...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed June 18, 2019

I visited this museum a couple of years ago and this time did not get there, but it is worth a visit as their asian arts are a treat.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank impossibley
Reviewed May 16, 2019 via mobile

I knew there were Samurai armour here which is why I visited. The museum is divided into 3 floors China and Japan Himilayas Islamic I was expecting to see some of the lovely Chinese brush paintings, maybe some kimonos etc But there was just lots...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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Reviewed April 5, 2019

It is not a large museum, but it worth the visit. Some interesting items from diverse asian countries.

Date of experience: March 2019
Reviewed September 30, 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

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed August 22, 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

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 7, 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

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed February 4, 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

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Fulvio M
Reviewed January 25, 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

Date of experience: July 2017
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Reviewed January 18, 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

Date of experience: January 2018
Thank Eddi B
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