We have English explanation part in this exhibition.
Beginning in the middle of the Edo period, people with an interest in antiquities spread to various classes, including scholars, samurai, and townspeople. As a whole, they were called “antiquarians.” As we unravel the history of the reception of Japanese art, we see that it has been developed in many different ways since ancient times, by the powers that be, and by many people of culture who led their generations. Numerous undertakings saw development, such as the protection of antiquities stemming from the chaos of the Restoration period at the end of Edo and the declaration of the Ancient Temples and Shrines Preservation Law by the Daijō-kan; in every aspect, antiquarians were there together to support these acts.
In this special exhibition, we’ll focus on the study and collection of antiquities by the antiquarians who supported the dawn of the modern art museum, and shed light on the roles they played.
|Term||Jan. 25, 2019 (Sut) - Mar. 15 (Sun)|
|Place||Kokugakuin University Museum, Special Exhibition Space|
|Hours||10:00 – 18:00 (Last admission 17:30)|
|Access||Accessible on foot or by bus, 10-15 minutes from Shibuya, Omote-sandō, or Ebisu Station.
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