Museum of Oriental Art (Turin)
|Established||December 5, 2008|
|Location||Palazzo Mazzonis, Via San Domenico 9-11, 10122 - Turin, Italy|
|Collection size||Asian art|
The museum contains one of the most important Asian art collection in Italy.
The museum was opened on December 5, 2008, with the merging of oriental collection of Turin City Museum of Ancient Art and various contributions from the Turin City Hall, the Region of Piedmont, the Giovanni Agnelli Foundation and Compagnia di San Paolo. The first opening was visited by around 10,000 people.
After two Japanese rock garden at the entrance, on the ground floor is the space for temporary exhibitions.
On the first floor are housed the collections from Gandhara, India and Southeast Asia. Next are the collections of Chinese art (including neolithic China, ritual bronzes, lacquers and funerary art from Han to Tang dynasties). The third floor is devoted to Buddhist and Tibetan culture.
The fourth floor contains the collections coming from Islamic countries like Turkey, Iran, Iraq and the Arabian Peninsula (mainly bronzes, ceramics, tiles), while in another area of the building between the first and second floors are housed the Japanese works (mainly statues, paintings, lacquers).
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