From the Islamic countries of Asia to Japan, from the Himalayas to Southeast Asia, spanning thousands of years of history, the MAO (Oriental Art Museum) collections tell of Asian cultural and artistic traditions. Art, history, religion, philosophy and a diversity of cultural events weave their strands across the background and into the works on display.
The Museum can be visited without a guide during opening hours.
General information and more detailed captions are available throughout the museum. Audioguides in Italian and English can be picked up at the ticket office.
A short guide to the museum can be purchased from the bookshop: it is a useful tool to for individual visitors.
The Museum also offers a calendar of guided tours for more in-depth understanding of the contents and themes of the collections and temporary exhibitions. Additionally, a varied programme of events – ranging from workshops, to lectures and performances - is available to accompany visitors in discovering links between Museum works and age-old arts and disciplines.