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Museo Nazionale d'Arte Orientale 'Giuseppe Tucci'

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7 Mar 2017
“interesting exhibition,but i was waiting more”
13 Nov 2016
“Small but nice collection of oriental art recommend a visit”
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Reviewed 8 March 2017

i visited this museum the first sunday of march,that means free entrance in many national museums (you can check on line before you visit).the ticket normally costs 6€,it isnt expensive.it is suiteted close to metro station,about 400m on foot.Exhibition has to do about oriental art,(middle...More

Date of experience: March 2017
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Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

I really enjoyed this museum, it had a nice collection of Chinese and Iranian art and some beautiful ceilings. It was also a good chance to escape the crowds at some of the busier sights for an hour or more.

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Ruth P
Reviewed 10 August 2016

Small and quiet museum with an interesting collection of oriental art, mostly Hindu, Arabic and Chinese. I liked the most very nice sculptures of Budda. Unfortunately no Japanese art there.

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank jedrus7
Reviewed 16 May 2016

The exhibits are not the most spectacular that you can find, but still very interesting. Unfortunately, most of the descriptions and information is in Italian only, so keep that in mind. What I really loved about this museum is the presentation- it gives just about...More

Date of experience: May 2016
Thank Marija_12
Reviewed 8 February 2016

There's so much talk of "globilization" now as if the East,Near and Far, had just been discovered by Italians. A visit to this rather small and,unfortunately obscure, museum in the center of Rome should clear up this impression immediately! Italians have always been explorers,for curiosity,for...More

Date of experience: March 2015
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Reviewed 2 December 2015

The collection is average at best, However, it is displayed terribly in dreadful glass cabinets with yellow lighting and reflections all over. Furthermore, many cabinets and even some room were not lit. I would seriously recommend skipping this museum. Five minutes in Borghese is worth...More

Date of experience: December 2015
Thank roegje
Reviewed 2 December 2015

The highlight of this small museum is its wonderful collection of Gandharan sculptures culled from some early Italian excavations in central Asia. Anyone interested in early Buddhist art when it was influenced by Central Asian (primarily Kushan) and Greek art should not miss this small...More

Date of experience: October 2015
Thank SingaporeGirl
Reviewed 24 April 2015

This almost empty museum was walking distance from our hotel so we went in. They have a decent collection of Iranian art as well as artifacts and pieces from other places. The Roma Card got us in without an entrance fee. This place is good...More

Date of experience: April 2015
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Reviewed 26 March 2015

6 Euros and 10 minutes later I arrived back at the entrance/exit. Convinced I had gone wrong I set off in search of the elusive treasures of the orient that I had missed. I was back at the exit 5 minutes later realising I hadn't...More

Date of experience: March 2015
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Reviewed 21 December 2014

The art was great. Panels also in English, but the font rather small. Tucci was an important explorer and he and his wife put together significant collections of Asian art.

Date of experience: December 2014
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