The Kyoto National Museum (京都国立博物館, Kyōto Kokuritsu Hakubutsukan?) is one of the major art museums in Japan. The museum is located in Higashiyama Ward in Kyoto. The collections of the Kyoto National Museum focus on pre-modern Japanese and Asian art. The Museum is currently undergoing renovation and will reopen in 2013.
... a comprehensive 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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