Nara National Museum

Nara National Museum collects, preserves, manages and displays cultural properties, while also conducting research and providing educational programs. The focus is on Buddihist art and the cultural properties of Nara.

A Message from the Executive Director

Nara National Museum sits in a corner of Nara Park surrounded by Todai-ji Temple, Kofuku-ji Temple and Kasuga Shrine. We work with temples, shrines and other owners of cultural properties to conserve and study ancient artworks and archaeological objects, particularly those with a deep connection to Buddhism. We also hold exhibitions to convey the allure and the rich history and culture of these superlative artworks cultivated through Buddhist devotion.
We have established a donation system with the aim of earning your support by communicating the charms of our museum and establishing it as a familiar presence in all your lives.
Your donations will be used to restore cultural properties. They will also help make our museum more attractive by contributing to the costs associated with holding exhibitions and renewing facilities and furnishings.
Our cultural properties are our shared historical and cultural heritage. We hope to gain your understanding and your warm support for our efforts to ensure these properties can be passed down to future generations.

 Matsumoto Nobuyuki, Director
Nara National Museum