In addition to exhibition and collection programs undertaken in cooperation with domestic museums, and the promotion of research and dissemination of information related to the collection, exhibition, and conservation of artworks, the Center strives for the sustainable utilization of the National Museum of Art Collections and the development of museum activities throughout Japan.
Details on Activities
The National Museum of Art Cooperative Programs
With the goal of providing enhanced art appreciation in regional areas and revitalizing exhibition and research activities at museums, the National Museum of Art and the National Center for Art Research will collaborate with museums and other institutions around the country in two cooperative programs to utilize the National Museum of Art Collection. In addition to shedding new light on the collections of the host museum and the National Museums of Art, these programs endeavor to present exhibitions that lead to even more attractive discoveries.
Caption: Exhibition view of ”National Touring Exhibition of Western Art from the NMWA: When Here and Afar Meet: Western Art in Yamagata” （in fiscal 2021）
1. Collection DIALOGUE
Museums and other institutions around the country can apply to host an exhibition consisting of works from the National Museum of Art Collection along with works from their own collection. A portion of the expenses, such as transportation costs, are borne by the Center.
2. Collection PLUS
Museums and other institutions around the country can apply to present a themed exhibit consisting of works from their own collection and between one and several works from the National Museum of Art Collection. A portion of the expenses, such as transportation costs, are borne by the Center.
Research on the Conservation of Artworks and Information Dissemination
In addition to striving to promote the scientific research and conservation of artworks contained in the National Museum of Art Collection, the Center organizes seminars and workshops, and disseminates information on its website, among other activities, in order to compile and share knowledge and information about conservation with those both inside and outside Japan.
Caption: X-ray transmission image of a canvas painting