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Approximately 50 volunteer staff work at the National Museum of Western Art, divided into the following three groups based on their various interests. They all work to support visitor engagement with artworks and the museum as a whole. They all participate in training sessions, follow-up study and training, along with skill development sessions.

Volunteer Group Specialties
ASchool Gallery Talks, Family Programs “Doyo Bijutsu” (Saturday Art Workshops)
BArt Talks
CArchitectural Tours
In addition to their group’s focus, individual volunteers are also free to participate in the NMWA Friday Night Talks and Volunteer Art programs.
Volunteer term
6 years
Volunteer applications
There are currently no openings in the program. The next application period is scheduled for 2026.