Info: About Us
The Museum sums up the work of
the Xaverian Institute in the
field of culture, its
commitment to the enhancement of the great
religious and cultural traditions,
its commitment in favor of Mother Earth,
and the global community.
It is a museum with a strong international identity, of sure impact, because of the priceless works of art, and the modern architectural solutions and exhibits.
The Museum of Chinese Art and Ethnography of Parma began in 1901. At the conclusion of the Universal Exhibit of Turin (1898), Senator Fedele Lampertico donated some valuable pieces to Bishop Conforti, Bishop of Parma and founder of the Xaverian Institute. From that donation to the museum, other objects of Chinese art from the missionaries were added, in order to raise awareness on Chinese culture, much unknown and foreign to many in Parma and in Italy. To that first collection of objects of art and ethnography from China, other pieces were added, of predominantly ethnographic interest, from the other regions of the world were the Xaverians are present: Japan, Indonesia, Brazil, Mexico, Africa, etc.
Museo d'Arte Cinese ed Etnografico
Viale S. Martino 8
43123 Parma, PR
Admission: free donation.
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 9:00am-2:00pm.
Group visits, with reservation, even in the afternoon until 5:00pm.
Closed: Sunday, Monday, and holidays.