Past Exhibitions

Feature Exhibition Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the Conservation Center for Cultural Properties:
The Conservation of Japanese Art
December 19, 2020 - January 31, 2021

The Conservation Center for Cultural Properties was established in July of 1980 to serve as a regulated, efficient venue for the conservation of registered cultural properties by private conservation studios. It was the first public art conservation facility in Japan. This exhibition commemorates the Conservation Center's fortieth anniversary by introducing a range of selected works of art that have recently been conserved together with some of the findings made during their conservation process.

Chapter 5. Out of the Past, into the Future: Conservation Then and Now

As the premodern Japanese, historically undertook restoration of artwork, contemporary conservation practices are based on techniques that have already existed for centuries. Since conservation became a field separate from the creation of art in the modern period, however, the practice has grown in new directions. The conservation techniques and technologies passed down through generations continue to be at the core of conservation, but contemporary conservators are constantly working to improve these techniques with cutting-edge scientific knowledge. This portion of the exhibition introduces historical conservation techniques, their modern equivalents, and the evolutionary paths that connect them.

Requests to Visitors to Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 Infection

A Message to Museum Visitors

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