Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art

Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art
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 Basic Principles, History and Organization

 
兵庫県立美術館の基本理念

The Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art was opened in HAT Kobe in April 2002 as a symbol of “Cultural Reconstruction” after the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake that occurred on January 17, 1995. (HAT Kobe is the nickname of the Kobe New Eastern City Center, which was developed as an urban space to lead the 21st century urban civilization.)

 Through the proactive development of artistic activities, especially the fine arts, we aim to recover and restore "human spiritual happiness”, which is a shared issue throughout 21st century urban living. In particular, we aim to create a museum of art based on six basic concepts which cultivate the sensitivities and raise the energy of the children, as it is they who bear the future.

1. A museum of art which is the core of “Cultural Revival” and new urban development. <br>2. A museum of art which inherits and expands on the Prefectural Museum of Modern Art. <br>3. A museum of art which works with various artistic activities. <br>4. A museum of art which is future oriented in creating new art. <br>5. A museum of art which engages the people of the prefecture. <br>6. A museum of art which becomes a hub of international exchange.
Let's regain people's emotional richness through art.
This is the mission of the Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art ? the symbol of “Cultural Reconstruction” after the disaster.



History
1970 October Opening of the Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Modern Art (hereafter called “Museum of Modern Art”)
1994 April 28 Establishment of a committee to formulate the basic concept of the Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art
1995 January 17 Museum of Modern Art damaged by the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake
  January 18 Museum of Modern Art temporarily closed (until August 14)
  April 24 Museum of Modern Art restoration work started
  June Basic concept of the Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art formulated
  August 15 Re-opening of the Museum of Modern Art East and West Buildings
  November 11 Re-opening of the Museum of Modern Art Main Building
  November 20 Establishment of a committee to formulate the basic plan of the Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art
  December 10 Museum of Modern Art restoration work completed
1996 October Basic plan of the Prefectural Museum of Art formulated
1997 March 17 As a result of an international proposal competition, Tadao Ando Architect & Associates appointed as the designer
  September Basic design completed
1998 March Detail design completed
  March 31 Emeritus Director Kaihara Toshitami retired
  April 01 Kimura Shigenobu appointed as Director
1999 March Building work started
2001 September Building work completed
  September 25 Closed for relocation to the "Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art ? Hall of the Arts ?" (temporary name)
2002 March 27 Partial amendments to the ordinance concerning establishment and management of the Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Modern Art (Hyogo Prefectural Ordinance No.32)
Articles set up in relation to the establishment and relocation of the museum
  April 04 Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art Opening Commemoration Ceremony
  April 06 Opening of the Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art
2006 April 01 Kimura Shigenobu appointed as Emeritus Director
    Nakahara Yusuke appointed as Director
2010 March 31 Director Nakahara Yusuke retired
2010 April 01 Nakahara Yusuke appointed as Emeritus Director
    Mino Yutaka appointed as Director
2011 March 03 Death of Yusuke Nakahara Honorary Director


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Message from the Director

General Affairs and Business Department
General Affairs Group
Works on accounting, item management, document management as well as maintenance and management of facilities and equipment, and other works on disaster risk reduction, safety and security.
Business and Public Relations Group
In charge of promotional activities linked with the community, as well as publishing the information magazine HART, commercial photo-shoots, and other public relations activities linked with the media.
Art Information Group
Providing information at the Art Information Center, based on collected documents about art, pictorial records of exhibitions, videos, etc. The group works to offer better services to provide people with access to information about art through materials for browsing and exhibition brochures to be taken home.

Planning and Curatorial Department
Planning Arrangement, Education and Event Group
As part of education and outreach activities, the group works with schools, offers art lessons, organizes events for children, and manages volunteers and the museum supporter's group “Tomo no Kai.” Also administers prefectural exhibitions and other events, and rental spaces.
Special Exhibitions and International Exchange Group
Hyogo Prefectural Museum of Art holds a rich variety of special exhibitions of art from different eras and regions. This group focuses on planning these special exhibitions, negotiating with owners of art both within Japan and overseas regarding the borrowing of artwork, and displaying works.
Permanent Exhibitions and Permanent Collection Group
A museum’s task is to collect, study, and research fine arts, and display and publicize the fruits of that work. This group works on these activities, as well as donation/deposit management, artwork loans to other museums, providing illustrations of artworks for outside of the museum, etc.
Conservation Group
To prevent artworks from deteriorating, or to store the works in a proper condition for the next generation, is one of the main duties of a museum. This group's activities include environment control, investigation of the conditions of the collections, establishment of their preservation plans, and actual preservation and restoration procedures by personnel specialized in preservation and restoration.

Art Coordinator
As professionals in the cultural business field, Art Coordinators draw on their experiences to organize events from various genres, such as attractive exhibitions in the Gallery Wing and music and dance performances. They are also engaged in strategic advertising and publicity activities using private-sector know-how.

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