The special exhibition, “The Palace of Heaven on Earth: Works from the Palace Museum in Beijing,” organized by the Tokyo Fuji Art Museum formally closed on September 17. The final venue of the exhibition, which opened in Japan in July 2011 and features some 200 works, 19 of which are included among China’s national treasures, was held at the Nagasaki Museum of History and Culture in Nagasaki City, Nagasaki Prefecture.
“The Palace of Heaven on Earth” centers on the lives of women in the historic imperial residence in Beijing spanning five centuries. It drew a total of 1.04 million Japanese visitors, eclipsing the 1.01 million visitors for the “Treasures of the Palace Museum” that TFAM also organized in 1995-96—the until then the largest attendance of a Chinese art exhibition ever recorded in Japan.
On September 12, the Tokyo Fuji Art Museum hosted a group of junior high school students from the Kasumi Elementary and Junior High School in Hachioji City. Part of TFAM’s ongoing educational services initiative, the 13-year-olds viewed and discussed works by Brueghel (the Younger) and Renoir, and also took part in the “Uffizi Virtual Museum,” a fully digital and life-sized reproductions of the renowned Italian art gallery’s most prestigious works. The students were also instructed on the proper manners and etiquette when visiting museums.September 12, 2012
Following the renewal of Tokyo Fuji Art Museum’s Japanese-language website on July 3, our Museum has officially launched its English-language edition. We believe the latest upgrade has now become more informative and useful, and will enable us to reach a broader, international audience in line with TFAM’s founding mandate to be a portal and bridge linking the entire world through art and culture exchange.August 24, 2012
On Sunday, August 19, the Tokyo Fuji Art Museum held its “Gallery Talk: Secrets of the Uffizi Gallery, Part 1” event, an infotainment program that combines quizzes and games to learn more about the Uffizi Virtual Museum Exhibition now being shown at TFAM. Held over three sessions, the Gallery Talk drew some 60 participants of all ages. Part 2 will be held on Saturday, August 25.August 19, 2012
Tokyo Fuji Art Museum held its Virtual Costume Experience event on Saturday, August 18, drawing some 30 participants who dressed up as figures featured in the masterpieces displayed in the Uffizi Virtual Museum Exhibition currently being shown at the museum. Participants of all ages dressed in wigs, costumes and accessories had their photographs taken.August 18, 2012
TFAM is no longer accepting applications to its summer holiday children’s workshops, Eco-Art Camp and Virtual Costume Experience, due to rosters reaching maximum capacity. Other workshops remain open as of this writing.August 9, 2012
TFAM will be the cooperating organizer in the holding of “Masterpieces of Chinese Ceramics” at the The Museum of Ceramic Art, Hyogo from September 8 to November 25. The exhibition, which is also co-organized by The Asahi Shimbun newspaper group, will feature 125 of the finest ceramic works selected from the TFAM collection representing different periods in Chinese history. For further information, please access The Museum of Ceramic Art, Hyogo’s website at www.mcart.jpAugust 8, 2012
The number of visitors attending TFAM’s “The Palace of Heaven on Earth: Works from the Palace Museum in Beijing” exhibition recently surpassed the one million-mark. Previously held at venues in Hokkaido, Hyogo, Fukuoka, Aichi, Ehime, Tokyo and Miyazaki prefectures, the one millionth visitor attended the exhibition held at Niigata and received a commemorative gift from the prefecture’s Chinese Consulate.
Chinese Ambassador to Japan Cheng Yonghua was the guest of honor attending the exhibition’s opening ceremony held at TFAM on March 28.
“The Palace of Heaven on Earth,” which opened in Japan in July 2011, centers on the lives of women in the historic imperial residence in Beijing over a period spanning five centuries, and includes some 200 works, 19 of which are among China’s national treasures. It is the second Palace Museum exhibition organized by TFAM after “Treasures of the Palace Museum” held in Tokyo in 1995-96, which featured 250 works created by master artists and artisans of China over four millennia.August 1, 2012
TFAM will be kicking off the 8th annual SUN-KAN Rally from July 28. The Murauchi Art Museum, Hachioji City Yume Art Museum and TFAM are collaborating in the summer infotainment event in which school children are presented with an original goods pack after completing a “stamp rally” by collecting stamps offered at each of the three institutions. The event, which ends on September 2, is supported by the Hachioji City Board of Education.July 27, 2012
TFAM is accepting applications for its “Gallery Talk: Secrets of the Uffizi Gallery” infotainment program that combines quizzes and games to learn more about the Uffizi Virtual Museum now being shown at the museum.
Access http://www.fujibi.or.jp/events/upcoming-events.html for further information. Participants should assemble at the 3F TFAM Poster Corner.July 26, 2012
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