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Art Appreciation Materials for Use in School or at the Museum*in Japanese only

NMWA Activity Book: 100 Ways to Enjoy an Art Museum

This Activity Book is a compilation of different activities that enhance participants’ enjoyment and experience of the NMWA Permanent Collection Galleries and the Museum's architecture. Each participant can write their own thoughts about the artworks they like as they view them. This Activity Book encourages participants to enjoy looking carefully and slowly at the works on display.
Please use the link below to download and print the PDF version of the Activity Book. Pre-printed booklet format Activity Books will also be given to participants during School Gallery Talks and School Slide Talks.


Art Card Sets

The NMWA lends and sells Art Card Sets which are a fun way to play and learn about art at the same time. These cards feature 65 works of art owned by five member museums of the National Art Museum (National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo; National Crafts Museum; National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto; NMWA; and, the National Museum of Art, Osaka). The 13 works of art from each museum were selected on the basis of their ability to naturally engage children in a dialogue with the artwork. There are also six architecture cards, featuring the buildings of those five museums and the National Art Center. The art shown on the cards includes paintings, sculpture, prints, photographs, decorative arts, and architecture, from Japan and the West, and date from the medieval period through the present-day. An accompanying pamphlet explains lots of fun ways to play with the cards, and explanations of each artwork. We hope that these cards will be used to introduce art appreciation methods and content both in ordinary classroom settings, and as preparation for visits to art museums.

Art Cards Box Set Up to 10 sets can be borrowed.
Loan period Up to 3 months

Application Procedure:

Please see this page (in Japanese).