Support the Museum
Cultural Property Donations
The Tokyo National Museum engages in the collection, storage, exhibition, and study and research of precious cultural properties from Japan and other Asian countries.
Since our founding in 1872 (Meiji 5), more than 3,000 donors have contributed gifts of invaluable cultural properties, which we store and utilize at the museum. The names of all donors are listed in first floor of Heiseikan in honor of their kindness and generosity. In addition to making our collection widely accessible to the public through exhibitions, we will continue to maintain a proper environment for the preservation and protection of the cultural properties.
Inquiries about cultural property donations
Collection Documentation Office, Collections Management Department, Tokyo National Museum
(Hours: 9:30-17:00; Closed: weekends, national holidays, and the Japanese New Year period)
The Tokyo National Museum welcomes financial support from a wide range of individuals and organizations to help us purchase, exhibit, and preserve cultural properties, and to aid us in developing and furthering research and educational programs, which form the base of our activities. There are donation boxes located at the museum's Main gate, in Room 17 of the Honkan building, and at the entrance of the Heiseikan building. Donations from visitors will help us purchase, exhibit, and preserve cultural properties, and support the museum's various other activities. We sincerely appreciate visitors' support of the museum in this way, and endeavor to make appropriate use of all donations.
We respectfully ask for your support and assistance.
the TNM Members
The Tokyo National Museum established its TNM Members system to provide wide-ranging support for the museum's activities. Membership fees are used for the purchase and restoration of cultural properties, as well as the further development of research, the regular exhibitions, facility maintenance, and other activities. Members receive membership benefits, including invitations to special exhibition opening ceremonies and special viewings. We respectfully appeal to anyone who agrees with the objectives of the TNM Members to show their support by becoming a member.
Call for Donations for Saving Cultural Properties Damaged in the Great East Japan Earthquake
|In the earthquake disaster of 2011, precious cultural properties were damaged by the tsunami. In response to requests from national and local governments, Tokyo National Museum (TNM) is carrying out rescue activities of cultural properties, and a rescue fund is needed to continue. The government's reconstruction support prioritizes people and infrastructures, and many cultural properties remain to be saved.
Your donations will be used for the rescue and preservation of cultural properties.