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MAO - Museo d'Arte Orientale

Via San Domenico 11, 10122 Turin, Italy
+39 011 443 6927
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Good variety of exhibits

This museum has 4-5 different sections, covering different areas of Asia, from Chinese to Japanese... read more

Reviewed 29 September 2017
via mobile
A gem.

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

Reviewed 30 June 2017
Midland, Michigan
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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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  • Average8%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“islamic world” (3 reviews)
“himalayan” (3 reviews)
“collection” (14 reviews)
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Via San Domenico 11, 10122 Turin, Italy
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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.

Thank Anfrist
Reviewed 30 June 2017

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

Thank GrumpySquid
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
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
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
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
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

2  Thank Virginians
Reviewed 12 June 2016

It's off the beaten track a bit. But it's well worth the visit. While the word Oriental has become declasse, the contents of this museum are truly beautiful. And if you get there soon, you can see a wonderful exhibit of the Beatles in India...More

1  Thank Tarynn W
Reviewed 15 April 2016

This museum is slightly off the beaten track (although still in the city centre). We visited around midday on a Thursday in April and we were two of about a total of six people in the whole place! It was a tranquil contrast to the...More

3  Thank Ben S
Reviewed 10 April 2016

Located inside an impressive old palace MAO houses a small but exceptionally presented collection of objects from China, Japan, Southeast Asia, the Himalaya and the Islamic world. A must for everyone only mildly interested in these parts of the world. The garden was still under...More

1  Thank Sara S
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