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The NMWA Collections Database is the online general catalogue of the museum’s
holdings, covering the paintings, drawings, prints, sculpture, decorative arts and books
in the collection、 including some “on deposit” items.

Search the Collection
Works of art can be searched by the first letter of the artist’s name. Other options
include searching by keyword, artist name, object title and collection number.
Displayed works can also be traced from their position in the gallery as noted on this
Permanent Collection map of the galleries.

Data for each art work includes: Artist name, artist dates, artist birth and death
locations, object title, object date, materials, techniques, format, size, inscription,
credit line, category, collection number, explanatory text, provenance, exhibition
history, bibliography, display location. Information in these entries will be updated
and appended as available.

The NMWA received a Japan Society for the Promotion of Science Grant-in-Aid for
Publication of Scientific Research Results during fiscal 2006-2008 to assist with the
creation of this database.

Union Catalog of the Collections of the four National Art Museums, Japan
(National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo; National Museum of Modern Art,
Kyoto; National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo; National Museum of Art, Osaka).

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