GAM, MAO, Palazzo Madama: heritage waiting to be discovered
The extraordinary heritage of the Fondazione Torino Musei with its collections and buildings as well as its programme of major yearly events, rank our cultural offering among the most outstanding in Italy, also thanks our partnerships with prominent national and international museums and foundations.
Discover our museums:
GAM - Galleria Civica d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea (Civic Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art)
GAM Galleria Civica d'Arte Moderna e Contemporanea GAM Turin, with its collection of over 50,000 works including paintings, sculptures, works on paper, installations, videos, and photographs, offers its visitors art ranging from the 1800s to today by artists like Pellizza da Volpedo, Medardo Rosso, Marc Chagall, Andy Warhol, and many others. Besides the collections, it also hosts major exhibitions on Italian and international artists as well as contemporary research.
MAO Museo d’Arte Orientale (Asian Art Museum)
MAO is one of the most important museums in Italy and Europe for its expertise and research of Eastern art. The collections boast almost 2,300 works ranging from the Neolithic period to the beginning of this past century, plus more than 1,400 archeological finds dating to pre-Islamic times from the Iraqi digs at Seleucia and Coche. The five galleries that make up the museum showcase works from South and South-East Asia, the most important collection of Chinese funerary art present in Italy, sacred and profane Japanese art, art from the Himalayan region, and a significant collection of Islamic art. Alongside the permanent collection, space is also given to temporary exhibitions.
Palazzo Madama – Museo Civico d’Arte Antica (Civic Museum of Ancient Art)
Located in the heart of Turin, Palazzo Madama, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and home to the first Senate in the Kingdom of Italy, embodies the city's history: from a Roman gate it became a fortress during the Middle Ages and subsequently a castle for the Acaja princes. Since 1934 the Palace has hosted the Civic Museum's ancient art collections, with over 70,000 works including paintings, sculptures, illuminated manuscripts, majolica and porcelain, gold and silver, furnishings and textiles that illustrate European art from the Early Middle Ages to the Baroque period. The museum itinerary follows themes related to history, architecture, and the collections.