The extraordinary collection of Japanese art of Prince Henry II of Borbone is on permanent display at the Museum of Oriental Art in Venice.
Since 1928 Palazzo Pesaro
, also seat of the International Modern Art Gallery of Venice
, houses the Oriental Art Museum
, one of the most important collection of Japanese Art from the Edo Period
(1614 - 1868) worldwide.
The museum, located on the third floor of the ancient palace overlooking the Grand Canal and designed by Baldassare Longhena
, presents a wide range of works of art: paintings, precious porcelains, worship statues, swords and daggers, fine cloths, Japanese armours, delicate enamel objects and ivories from Japan, Siam, Cambogia and Java. More than 3000 objects
collected by Prince Henry of Bourbon-Parma, Count of Bardi
during his travel to Asia between 1887 and 1889.The Museum has also wide sections dedicated to Indonesian and Chinese art, not only Japanese art.
The collection is so rich to not be exhibited entirely so that the exhibition path often changes his nature making your visit always a new experience.
How to get :
Line 1 stop S. Stae
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Tickets (Oriental Art Museum + International Modern Art Gallery)