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ARCHIVES

ARCHIVES

The Tokyo Fuji Art Museum has been gathering literary materials for exhibition planning and art history research since its opening. The museum actively collects materials related to its diverse collection of artworks and materials associated with exhibition planning, such as the Cultural Exchange Exhibitions. In particular, we are committed to obtaining catalogues of exhibitions held in various regions, academic publications, and published materials related to the history of photography. Our collection of noteworthy materials, including rare books, classic books, and old documents, as well as the collection of books donated by art historians Germain Bazin and Ono Yoshiki, contribute significantly to the study of Western art history.

As we gathered the works in our collection over the years, we also amassed art-related archival materials such as letters, diaries, manuscripts, notebooks, photographic and video records, business documents of groups and organizations, contracts, and inventories of artworks linked to the museum’s collection. A number of these materials were obtained directly from the artists or art historians, making them invaluable for research.

These documents and archival materials are organized and researched by the museum to promote its activities.

Documents and Archival Materials

Tokyo Fuji Art Museum
Huyghe Archive

Contents and features: Materials related to French art historian René Huyghe. It consists of handwritten manuscripts of works such as Dialogue avec le visible, typewritten manuscripts and their revised versions, handwritten drafts, memos, lecture preparation notes, art cards for lectures, postcards of artworks, diaries, letters, photos, and other paper materials.
Quantity and scale: 65 archival cases
Acquisition and origin: Donated by François-Bernard Huyghe, son of Huyghe, in 2019
Viewing: Conditions and handling of each special viewing application are considered on a case-by-case basis

Ono Yoshiki Collection

Contents and features: A collection of 2,503 art history-related books donated by Ono Yoshiki, a researcher of Western art history. It consists of 2,027 foreign art history books, 104 museum catalogues, 218 Japanese art history books, and 154 domestic exhibition catalogues.
Quantity and scale: 2,503 items
Acquisition and origin: Donated by Ono Yoshiki in 2023
Viewing: Conditions and handling of each special viewing application are considered on a case-by-case basis

Germain Bazin Collection

Contents and features: A collection of approximately 8,702 books donated by art historian Germain Bazin.
Quantity and scale: 8,702 items
Viewing: Conditions and handling of each special viewing application are considered on a case-by-case basis