The Living Treasures of France

Tokyo National Museum

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Modeled on the Japanese certification of a “Living National Treasure,” the French equivalent, called “Maître d’ Art” or “Master of Art,” was established in 1994 by the Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication, the ministry in charge of cultural and artistic affairs. The purpose of this certification is to preserve and pass down traditional craftsmanship to future generations while promoting innovation. This is the first exhibition of its kind in the world to introduce one artist from each of the fifteen classified fields, including ceramics, glass, leather, tortoiseshell, feathers, umbrellas, fans, and wallpaper. Visitors are invited to view and experience outstanding craftsmanship and tradition, as well as splendid beauty that will inspire future generations.

Venue: Hyokeikan inside Tokyo National Museum

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from September 12, 2017 to November 26, 2017
Closing at 21:00 on Fridays, Saturdays and Nov. 2 (Mon), 18:00 on Sep. 17 (Sun), 18 (Mon), 24 (Sun), 22:00 on Sep. 22 (Fri), 23 (Sat). Closed on Mondays, Tuesdays, Sep. 19 (Tue) but open Sep. 18 (Mon), Oct. 9 (Mon).

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