TOP MUSEUM
東京都写真美術館 TOKYO PHOTOGRAPHIC ART MUSEUM

OPEN 10 am-8 pm

We are open today.(10:00-20:00)

We are open today.(10:00-20:00)

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HISTORY

November 1986
Announcement in Tokyo’s second long-term plan of the establishment of a facility for photographic culture.
September 1987
Establishment of a planning committee for a visual culture facility in Tokyo.
July 1988
Establishment of a committee to collect and evaluate works and reference materials for a visual culture facility in Tokyo.
February 1989
Announcement of the tentative name “Tokyo Visual Culture Facility” in the planning committee report.
August 1989
Establishment of a planning committee for the Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography and a committee to collect and evaluate works and reference materials.
June 1990
Enactment of the ordinance governing the Tokyo Photographic Art Museum; opening of its initial facilities.
August 1991
Announcement of the fundamental plan for the Tokyo Photographic Art Museum; start of construction on its permanent home.
July 1993
Establishment of a committee to prepare for the opening of the Tokyo Photographic Art Museum in its permanent home.
August 1994
Completion of the Tokyo Photographic Art Museum building.
January 21, 1995
Opening of the Tokyo Photographic Art Museum.
2001
Establishment of a "Photographic Culture Support Council."
April-October 2005
10th Anniversary Collection Exhibition
2010
15th Anniversary observed
March 2011
Overall attendance since general opening reaches 5 million visitors.
June 2013
Overall attendance since general opening reaches 6 million visitors.
September 24, 2014
Museum closes for large-scale renovation construction.
September 2016
Museum reopens following renovation. 20th Anniversary celebrations begin.

Directors

June 1, 1990
Watanabe Yoshio took office as the first director, serving until March 31, 1995.
April 1, 1995
Miki Tamon took office as director, serving until March 31, 2000.
April 1, 2000
Tokuma Yasuyoshi took office as director, serving until September 20, 2000.
November 6, 2000
Fukuhara Yoshiharu took office, serving until March 31, 2016.
April 1, 2016
Ito Shinichiro, the current director, took office.