Museo d’Arte orientale di Venezia

Museo D Arte Orientale

The collection of d&rsquo Museum; Oriental Art in Venice includes a substantial collection coming mostly from the collection of Henri de Bourbon, the acquist memorize options in the last decades of the nineteenth century, during his trip to the Far East (1887-1889). 

Set up the second floor of Vendramin Calergi Palace, in 1907 the collection pass memorize options the Austrian company C. Trau that early memorize options; the sale until the outbreak of the First World War. After the war the collection was confiscated by Italian State for repair of damage guerra.Tra 1925 and 1928 the superintendent Gino Fogolari, with the collaboration of Nino Barbantini, cyprì the first d&rsquo Museum, State Oriental Art, all’&rsquo last Ca plane; Pesaro, inaugurating it in May 1928.


The Museum now preserves much of the’ historic staging of 1928, outstanding museological episode of the century. The visitor Troverà so the old wooden windows, sometimes crowded but perfectly harmonized with the Baroque backdrop of the palace Barbantini adapted into a set of great charm. The light is kept low, for conservative reasons.&Nbsp;

In the seven rooms dedicated to Japan can be admired today by parade weapons and armor belonging to the feudal lords of the Edo Period (1603-1868), saddles and stirrups in lacquer, a rare sedan to checkers, paintings on paper and silk , silk dresses with precious embroideries. Two rooms are devoted to objects in lacquer, from kits wedding of wealthy aristocratic families, made the makie technique, the gold lacquer. The musical instruments are excellent artwork used for the’ execution of the main kinds of traditional Japanese music.&Nbsp;

The works mainly belong to the Edo period (after the capital city, Edo, l’ now Tokyo) or Tokugawa, from name of the shogunate dynasty who held the fate of the country for over two hundred and fifty years ensuring all’ archipelago a period of relative peace, characterized by an almost complete isolation. There are also moreù works; ancient, like a pair of wooden statues of the Kamakura period (1185-1333), or blades of the Muromachi period (1392-1568). 

The Chinese section exposes jade and porcelain, all of and a valuable scroll painting. 

in dedicated to southeast Asia room are silver and Thai porcelain artifacts in Burmese lacquer, rare kris, batik fabric and puppets leather wayang, the theater of Indonesian shadow.

Some of the collection works are displayed in rotation while others such as woodcuts, Buddhist altars, masks and costumes for theater, textiles and Chinese and Japanese paintings or furniture, are placed in trust for conservative reasons and space.


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Santa Croce, 2076
30135 Venezia


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