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 opened on December 5, 2008, with the merger of the Asian collection of the Turin City Museum of Ancient Art at the Palazzo Madama and contributions from Turin City Hall, the Region of Piedmont, the Fondazione Giovanni Agnelli and Compagnia di San Paolo. Architect Andrea Bruno oversaw the restoration of the Palazzo Mazzonis to house the newly formed museum.
Around 10,000 people attended during the first year.
Two Japanese rock gardens are located in a glass-inclosed courtyard on the ground floor, as well as space for temporary exhibitions.
The first floor includes collections from India, ancient Gandhara, and Southeast Asia. The mezzanine between the first and second floors contains Japanese works (mainly statues, paintings, and lacquers). The collections of Chinese art (including neolithic China, ritual bronzes, lacquers and funerary art from the Han to Tang dynasties) are located on the second floor. The third floor Himalayan gallery is devoted to Buddhist art from Bhutan, Nepal, and Tibet.
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