Donatella Failla, A bridge of Art and Culture Connecting Italy and Japan: the ‘Edoardo Chiossone’ Museum of Genoa, Mario Mignone, Gaoheng Zhang, editors, Exchanges and Parallels between Italy and East Asia, Cambridge Scholars Publishing 2020, ISBN (10): 1-5275-4249-1. ISBN (13): 978-1-5275-4249-5
The Museo d’Arte Orientale ‘Edoardo Chiossone’, Genoa City, owns and exhibits the remarkable Japanese and Chinese collections gathered by the Genoese artist Edoardo Chiossone (1833-1898) during an over 23-year permanence in Japan (1875-1898). Working within Meiji Japan’s core establishment bound to modernization, Chiossone exerted a key-role not solely in the field of state finance’s iconological consistency. Inasmuch as a refined constructor of state icons, his competence extended in fact to other crucial fields.