Turin presents the exhibition “The Collector of Wonders: The Basilewsky’s Hermitage”

Since June 7th and until October, 13th, a great exhibition will be held at Palazzo Madama in Turin in order to celebrate 150th anniversary of Turin’s Civic Museums. Its title is “The Collector of Wonders: The Basilewsky’s Hermitage”.

Such an exhibition wants to pay homage to the great collector and art addict Alexander Basilewsky, a very important personage of 19th century European collecting. This was made possible also thanks to the collaboration with the State Hermitage Museum of St. Petersburg

The exhibition takes the visitor on a journey through European art from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance, with 85 works of art from the collection of Alexander Basilewsky, many of which have not been displayed in the West since they left France in 1885.

Basilewsky’s collection offers visitors the chance to see centuries of history and art, gathering some of the most magnificent masterpieces of decorative arts, such as ivory carving, Limoges porcelain and Italian majolica, showing a wide range of different styles and techniques.

Opening Hours
From Tuesday to Saturday, 10 am – 6 pm.
On Sundays, 10 am – 7 pm.
Closed on Mondays.
Ticket office will close an hour before museum closing time. Free admittance on every first Tuesday of the month.

Full price ticket: € 10
Reduced price ticket: € 8.

How to get there
Bus n. 11, 12, 51, 55, 56, 61, 68.
Tram n. 4, 13, 15, 18.

We wait for you in Turin for marvelling at the extraordinary works of Basilewsky collection. For further information about the city of Turin, check out our online travel guide About Turin.

And if you wish to book a hotel in Turin on this special occasion, do it now with our free booking service on About Turin!


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