The MAO is a cultural institution that aims to collect, preserve and present its audience with significant works from the historical and artistic production of Asian societies while also enabling in-depth study of its works for scholars interested in the culture and art of Asian countries.
The MAO also aims to be a bridge between the works it displays and its visitors, who are generally little acquainted with the cultural concepts and the environment from which the works originate. The Museum seeks to provide visitors with inspiration for new forms of thought and representation and a thorough awareness of the great value of all expressions of human knowledge.
The MAO aims to be point of reference for Asian communities in Torino and throughout Italy by providing them with a greater awareness of their native cultures.
The MAO therefor seeks to act as a bridge between different worlds and cultures.