Museum of the Orient

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Outside view of Museu do Oriente.

The Museum of the Orient (Portuguese: Museu do Oriente) in Lisbon, Portugal celebrates the history of Portuguese exploration with a collection of Asian artifacts. The museum opened in May, 2008, and is located in a refurbished industrial building on the Alcântara waterfront. The collection includes Indonesian textiles, Japanese screens, antique snuff bottles, crucifixes made in Asia for Western export, and the Kwok On Collection of masks, costumes, and accessories.[1]


  1. ^ Ron Gluckman Openings; New on the scene Museu Do Oriente October 2008 Forbes Life

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Coordinates: 38°42′10″N 9°10′15″W / 38.7029°N 9.1708°W / 38.7029; -9.1708