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Museo d'Arte Orientale

Japanese art of the Edo period, and much more more

Wayang- Malaysian shadow theatre puppet

Located on the third floor of Cà Pesaro, this collection was a gift from Austria to Venice after the First World War, as an act of reparation for damage caused by its incendiary bombs.

It's an eclectic collection of over 30,000 items, concentrated on the Japanese Edo period, including screens, lacquer boxes, weapons, kimonos and armour, amassed by a 19th-century Marco Polo, Enrico di Bourbon Parma, Count of Bardi, who travelled widely in Asia from 1887-89.

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Hours Apr-Oct Tue–Sun 10–6, Nov-Mar Tue-Sun 10-5, closed Mon

Adm €10, €7.50 ages 6-14, students and over 65s, under 6 free. Includes the Galleria Internazionale d'Arte Moderna, located in the same palace.

vaporetto: San Stae


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Text © Dana Facaros and Michael Pauls

Images by: Jean-Pierre Dalbéra, Creative Commons