Tokyo National Museum

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Tokyo National Museum
東京国立博物館
Honkan building, Tokyo National Museum
Honkan building
Established 1872
Location Tokyo, Japan
Type Art museum
Website http://www.tnm.go.jp/en/

The Tokyo National Museum (東京国立博物館 Tōkyō Kokuritsu Hakubutsukan?) or TNM[1] is the oldest and largest museum in Japan.[2]

TNM collects houses, and preserves a collection of art works and archaeological objects of Asia. In the collection, there is an emphasis on Japan.[3]

The museum is in Ueno Park in Tokyo.[4]

History[change | edit source]

TMN was founded in 1872.[4]

In 1882, the museum was established in its Ueno Park location.[4]

The museum went through several name changes. It was called the Imperial Museum in 1886. It was known as the Tokyo Imperial Household Museum from 1900 through 1947.

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References[change | edit source]

  1. TNM is an English acronym. TNM stands for "Tokyo National Museum".
  2. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Tōkyō Kokuritsu Hakubutsu-kan" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 982.
  3. IAI National Institutes for Cultural Heritage. (2007). Outline, p. 2 [PDF/p. 5 of 44]; retrieved 2012-2-7.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Tokyo National Museum (TNM), history; retrieved 2012-2-7.

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Coordinates: 35°43′08″N 139°46′33″E / 35.71889°N 139.77583°E / 35.71889; 139.77583