Nara National Museum

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Nara National Museum
Original Museum Building
Original Museum Building
Established 1889
Location Nara, Japan
Type Art museum

The Nara National Museum (奈良国立博物館, Nara-kokuritsu-hakubutsukan) or NNM[1] is one of the major art museums in Japan.[2] It is in Nara, which was the capital of Japan from 710 to 784.

The museum acquires, conserves, researches, communicates and exhibits a collection of art works and archaeological objects of Japan. In the collection, there is an emphasis on Buddhist art from the Nara area.[3]

History[change | change source]

NMN was established in 1889 as the Imperial Nara Museum (帝国奈良博物館). The museum held its first exhibition in 1895.[4]

The Museum was renamed the Imperial Household Museum of Nara.[4]

It has been known by its present name since 1952.[4]

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References[change | change source]

  1. NNM is an English acronym. NNM stands for "Nara National Museum".
  2. Nussbaum, Louis-Frédéric. (2005). "Nara kokuritsu hakubutsukan" in Japan Encyclopedia, p. 699.
  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 Nara National Museum (NNM), About. Retrieved 2012-2-7.

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Coordinates: 34°41′01″N 135°50′11″E / 34.68370°N 135.83640°E / 34.68370; 135.83640