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The University Art Museum, Tokyo University of the Arts
Written by KALONSNET Editor   
Published: October 29 2009

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In April 1999, The University Art Museum opened under the supervision of the architect Kijo Rokkaku in Tokyo University of the Arts in Ueno, Tokyo. It functions to research and preserve the art material of The Tokyo Fine Arts School (the predecessor of Tokyo University of the Arts; the former name being Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music), the material for education, the art history research, or music/musical instruments, and the works of its graduates, and to provide access to these materials and works to the public. There is also a cafeteria, a museum shop, and a painting materials shop in the pavilion.

There are exhibition facilities of modern architecture such as the Chinretsukan Gallery constructed in 1929 (designed by Shinichiro Okada) with red scratch tiles on its facade, the Masaki Memorial Gallery built to commemorate the honorable work of the University's fifth director, Masaki Naohiko, and designed in modern Japanese style using concrete, and various exhibitions run there during year. The Toride Annex, designed by Kijo Rokkaku, was a further addition, in the Toride campus in 1994.

It rare to find a museum such as The University Art Museum in an actual art university that is the actual site for production and the education research, and in which the works of their collections and the present students and lecturers influence each other in a positive way.

Address: 12-8 Ueno Park Taito-ku, Tokyo
Telephone: +81-(0)3-5777-8600 (Hello Dial)
Open: 10:00 - 17:00 (until - 16:30), closed on Monday
Website: http://www.geidai.ac.jp/museum/

Last Updated on March 06 2014

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