Visitors may browse through books, magazines and b/w and color photograph cards at the Research and Information Center.
Notification of the Research and Information Center
Advance reservations are no longer required to visit the Research and Information Center.
We appreciate your understanding and cooperation.
Closed on Saturdays, Sundays, national holidays, the last day of the month (if this falls on a holiday, the previous working day), and during the year-end and New Year holidays (please ask for specific dates).
Also subject to closure as occasion demands.
Please note that opening hours are different from museum gallery opening hours.
Changed from Thursday, September 1, 2011:
Books: Books and magazines (Japanese, Chinese, European), including exhibition catalogues and archaeological reports.
Photographs: Color and monochrome photographs of arts, crafts, and archaeological findings of Japan, Korea, China, and other Asian countries, mainly from the collections of the Tokyo National Museum.
Reference Desk of the Research and Information Center, Tokyo National Museum
Email: lib-ref_tnm@ (add “nich.go.jp” after the @ mark)
・Exhibiting/purchasing artworks that you created or own in your collection
・Appraising/researching market prices of old books, documents, or works of art
・School assignments, graduation theses, or general quizzes
・Interpreting/translating/annotating/abstracting books or articles
・Conducting research on behalf of specific individuals or organizations
・Research that can interfere with the Center’s other reference services