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Museum of Art East Edoardo Chiossone: photos, description (Museo d'arte Orientale Edoardo Chiossone)

Museum of Art East Edoardo Chiossone, located in Genoa is one of the most important museums of Italy and Europe in General, is dedicated to the art of Asia. A collection of 15 thousand items, collected by the Italian engraver and artist Edoardo Chiossone which 23 lived in Japan. In Tokyo, he was engaged in operations with securities, however, in the last years of his life, thanks to his broad Outlook and education, as well as interest in the history of Japan and its culture, was an avid collector of Japanese art. His collection Chiossone subsequently bequeathed to the people of Genoa, where she arrived in 1899, Packed in hundreds of boxes. Original exotic subjects can be seen in the Palazzo Dell Academy in Piazza Ferrari, and then, after several relocations, the collection is housed in a small Villa Dinegro, which is to this day. In the early 1970-ies of the municipality of Genoa acquired for the Museum several exhibits of Chinese and Siamese sculpture. A couple of years work the Museum gained international fame in 1989, Japan has asked to borrow several of his exhibits, to arrange an exhibition in Tokyo, and in 1991, the Museum Chiossone organized in London a major exhibition entitled "Italian in Japan."

Today, the Museum of Arts of the East you can see a variety of exhibits brought from Japan, China, Tibet and Burma, Buddhist sculpture, porcelain, bronze vessels, masks, samurai weapons, helmets, and pictures. All is exposed inside the Villa Dinegro in the heart of Genoa, close to Piazza Corvetto and the historical street of via Garibaldi.