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Records of History

"Records of History"

Japanese Gallery (Honkan) Room 15  June 13, 2017 (Tue) - August 6, 2017 (Sun)

  
Dissertatio de generatione et metamorphosibus insectorum Surinamensium (detail), By Anna Maria Sibylla Merian, Gift of Mr. Alexander Siebold, Dated 1726

Tokyo National Museum includes a large collection of historical objects and documents. This collection began with objects previously owned by the Edo shogunate government. From the museum's establishment in 1872 (Meiji 5) onward, the collection grew through the holding of exhibitions as well as surveys of cultural properties.

Current exhibit includes:
Dissertatio de generatione et metamorphosibus insectorum Surinamensium, By Anna Maria Sibylla Merian, Gift of Mr. Alexander Siebold, Dated 1726
Report of the World Exposition at America, Meiji era, dated 1876
Tachi Kosaku Photograph of the Bunkyu Mission to Europe, Attributed to Robillard (on exhibit through July 9, 2017)