The Museo Nazionale d’Arte Orientale used to be housed in the Palazzo Brancaccio, a prestigious building in the Via Merulana. At the moment it is gradually being moved to its present address in the EUR district. The museum is dedicated to Giuseppe Tucci (1894-1984), who visited Tibet a number of times between the years 1928 and 1952 and brought art and artefacts back to Italy.
Oriental Art Museum Rome
Address, opening hours and admission
Address: Piazza Guglielmo Marconi 14 – Rome. The museum was only recently moved from its previous seat in the Palazzo Brancaccio. Admission: 8 Euros.
History and description
The collection is ordered by country and consists of an extensive collection of ceramics and sculpture, as well as textiles, weapons, furniture and books.
There are both 18th century Tibetan drawings on parchment as precious Chinese jade objects to be admired. Pakistan, Iran and Afghanistan as well contribute a substantial amount of objects.