Kyoto National Museum
The Kyoto National Museum (KNM) houses treasures cultural heritage from shrines and temples in and around Kyoto since it was established. The number of works and historical materials involving Kyoto culture has also been increasing from year to year through purchase and donation. The Kyoto National Museum is also home to the Conservation Center for Cultural Properties, which was set up as a first integrated facility to repair cultural property in Japan in 1980.
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... survey of the cultural properties of selected temples and shrines in Kyoto, to gather information to be used to promote museum programs ...
... The museum was originally built to house and display art treasures privately owned by temples and shrines, as well as items donated by the Imperial Household Ministry ... Currently, most all of the items in the museum are more or less on permanent loan from one of those places ... The museum is divided into three parts Fine Arts, including sculptures, paintings and works of calligraphy Handicrafts, including pottery, fabrics, lacquerwares and metalworks and ...
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