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For visitors


Coat and small luggage lockers and an unsupervised cloakroom can be found in the Museum entrance hall.

Wheelchairsare available free or charge. Please contact us in advance of your arrival at the Museum.

The Museum bookshop is on the ground floor and welcomes visitors after they complete their tour.
It is also accessible to the public through the Palazzo Mazzonis entrance, without having to pay for Museum admission.

The variety of the building's construction periods and the richness of the collections provide visitors with a unique experience that can be photographed (without use of flash) and shared on the Museum's social platforms.

Small pets are allowed in the Museum as long as they are kept in a pet carrier, the only exception is for guide dogs for the blind and visually impaired.

The new Asian art library opens at MAO

The new Asian art library opens at MAO on June 15, 2024.

The service, intended for students and researchers, offers access to about 1,000 volumes on ancient, modern, and contemporary Asian art, divided into three geographical areas: Southeast Asia, Japan, and China. Additionally, the library provides a large collection of exhibition catalogues from MAO, Fondazione Torino Musei museums, and major Italian museums of Oriental art, such as the Museo d'Arte Orientale Edoardo Chiossone in Genoa and the Museo Poldi Pezzoli in Milan, along with a selection of catalogues from major international auction houses, such as Christie's, Sotheby's, Nagel, and Aste Bolaffi.

Library users will also have access, through a device provided by the museum, to the archive of works in the MAO's collections. The MAO's collection is part of the Turin Civic Museums' book section and can be tracked at, where they are filed through OPAC cards.

Access to the library, located on the fourth floor of the building, is free of charge with a mandatory reservation. The library is open from Tuesday to Sunday, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. To make an appointment, please send an email to

MAO private events


The use of Museum spaces for a variety ofprivate events is becoming increasingly popular, both during regular opening hours and when the Museum is closed to the public.

Discover more on available spaces
Private events

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