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ICOM Kyoto Special Exhibition: Masterworks of the Kyoto National Museum: Temple and Shrine Treasures

The Kyoto National Museum was originally founded in the late nineteenth century as a repository for sacred treasures owned by temples and shrines. Even today, some of the most important works of art in its storage are not owned by the museum but entrusted on long-term loan. This exhibition of temple- and shrine-owned masterworks features some of the most exquisite and famous works of art in all of Japan—a veritable textbook of Japanese art treasures. This extraordinarily rare opportunity is being organized in honor of the ICOM (International Council of Museums) General Conference in Kyoto, September 1–7.

Date & Time

Aug 14 (Wed) - Sep 16 (Mon, national holiday), 2019 9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (Open until 9 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays, except on Sep 7. Entry will be closed 30 minutes before closing time)

Directions

City Bus to "Hakubutsukan / Sanju Sangendo-mae" bus stop, or walk 7 minutes from Keihan Shichijo Station

Price

Adults 520 yen, University Students 260 yen

Category

Art Exhibitions

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