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Museum and Archives, Kyoto Institute of Technology

Highlight
The hall is filled with posters, which were displayed at the street corners and cinemas in foreign lands.

A collection focusing on design

The core of the museum collection is derived from educational materials used by the university’s forerunner, an industrial arts school opened in 1902. Exhibitions are held six to eight times a year to show the pieces, which are open to the general public.
The collection is built up of a diverse range of arts in Japan and from overseas, including paintings, sculptures, metalworks, lacquer works, ceramics, dyed fabrics and antiquities. In particular, the museum focuses on the accumulation of posters, and, at present, has some 20,000 pieces. Here, the cornerstones of the poster collection – mostly art nouveau and art deco - were collected by the artist Chu Asai in France and the architect Goichi Takeda in Germany (both faculty members at the university in its early days). The collection also includes posters by Mucha and Lautrec, and the poster for the First Secession Exhibition by Klimt.
Additions to the collection in recent years include architectural plans donated by the architect Togo Murano and some 190 radios from the 1920s to 70s donated by the poet Shuntaro Tanigawa.

photoEuropean posters

European posters

photoExterior

Exterior

photoThe first floor hall

The first floor hall

Question

Where is Chu Asai’s signature in “Bushi Yamagari”?

Address Matsugasaki Hashigami-cho, Sakyo-ku
TEL 075-724-7924
FAX 075-724-7920
URL http://www.museum.kit.ac.jp
Hours 10:00 ~ 17:00(entry by 16:30)
Closed Sun, Nat Hols, New Year Hols, Exhibition changeover period, dates determined by university schedule
Adm Adults ¥200, College students ¥150
Access A 10-min walk from Exit 1 of the Subway Karasuma Line Matsugasaki Stn/A 10-min walk from Matsugasaki Kaijiri-cho Stop of City Bus

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