Nagasaki Prefectural Art Museum

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General Description of the Museum

The Nagasaki Prefectural Art Museum opened in April 2005 with the basic concept of being a “Breathing Museum.” Just as living creatures breathe in and out, a museum can take in information and stimuli from outside and produce new kinds of stimuli while growing and developing through interactions with the surrounding community and environment. The Nagasaki Prefectural Art Museum aims at becoming a museum of this kind that is truly lives and breathes.
The museum features artworks related to Nagasaki and Spain. Mainly composed of the Suma Collection, the museum's Spain artworks collection is one of the largest in the East. In fact, the museum has an agreement with the Museo del Prado, Spain, to promote joint research and interactions among staff members.
The museum is divided mainly into two buildings located across a canal from each other. Designed by Mr. Kengo Kuma and NIHON SEKKEI, Inc., the buildings won many prizes in building and illumination design competitions.
Admission is free, excluding the Galleries. The museum has attractive facilities, such as the Roof Garden, which commands a panoramic view of Nagasaki Port, the Museum Shop, which deals with many original goods, and the Café, which offers a magnificent view high above the canal. Moreover, as part of educational programs, the museum holds workshops, concerts and many other interesting events. Not only does the museum arrange exhibitions, but also it carries out a wide range of activities for visitors.

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