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Museum Overview

The Tokyo National Museum collects, houses, and displays a comprehensive collection of art works and antiquities from Japan as well as other Asian countries. The museum also conducts research and investigations concerning its collection of books, rubbings, and photographs, related to fine art, and makes these items available to scholars.

The Independent Administrative Institution National Museum and the Independent Administrative Institution Research Institute of Cultural Properties were merged as of April 1, 2007 to create the Independent Administrative Institution National Institute for Cultural Property. National Institutes for Cultural Heritage was established in order to carry out preservation and utilization of cultural properties more efficiently and effectively.






Past Special Exhibitions