History/Mission

Concept

Tochigi Prefectural Museum of Fine Arts contributes to the idea of human being with artistic environment,and prosecutes the study, the research,
the collection and the publicity for modern and contemporary arts and culture for that aims,as social educational institute,and relate with school education.

Policy

  1. Exhibition,collection,preservation and research for art works.
  2. Being active for national and international art scene.
  3. Various activities(Lecture, Concert, Performance, Workshop and etc.)for the improvement of art and culture.
  4. Close relationship with school education.
  5. Presentation of artistic circumstances for the mind refinement.
  6. Cooperation with Friends and afiliated organisations.

History

1968

Dec. Question for Construction of ART Museum at 121st Plenary Assembly

1969

Jul. Inauguration of Construction Committee
Sep. Entrust a Design of Museum Building to KAWASAKI Kiyoshi

1971

May. Inauguration of Preparation Committee for Museum Administration
Jul. Ground-breaking Ceremony

1972

2 Nov. Completion and Opening Ceremony
3 Nov. Open to the Public

1992

1 Nov. 20th Anniversary Exhibition “Sun, Wind and Rain”

1995

6 Nov.-11 0ct. 1996 Closed for Renovation

1997

Apr.- Mar.1998 25th Anniversary Exhibition on this term

1998

Apr. Co-management by thePrefectural Governor’s office and the Board of Education.

2002

Sep. Designated as an institution for the Grant-in-Aid for Scientifc Reserch (KAKENHI)by The Ministry of Educacion, Culture,Sports,Science and Technology (MEXT)

2007

14 Mar.- Mar.2008 Closed for Renovation

2010

Mar.-Oct. Renovation

2011

Jul. Renovetion of the Lighting System in the galleries for the collection (Introduction of LED Lighting system).

2012

Jul. Renovetion of the Lighting System in the galleries for the Temporary Exhibition and Auditorium (Introduction of LED Lighting System)