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Research Collection OPAC

  • The prior reservation system of the library will be discontinued, from April 1, 2023.
  • The Library provides only two dedicated terminals (PC) for browsing the Art Catalogue Digital Archive (売立目録デジタル・アーカイブ). If you would like to use it on your visit, please mail for a reservation.
  • Opening Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 10:00~16:00 (Closed on Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday, Sunday and National Holidays.)
    Open with reduced reading function (due to the construction of stacks expansion): Dec. 18 – Dec. 25, 2023 / Jan. 10 – Mar. 29, 2024
    *For more information, please click here (Japanese only).
    Reference service: 10:00 -12:00, 13:00 -16:00
    Seats: Maximum seating capacity is 11
    Copy service: A self-service photocopy machine is available.
    ¥10 per page (black and white), ¥50 per page (color)
    • Materials must be used only within the library
    • Some materials may be unavailable due to operational reasons.
    • Some materials are provided on microfilm or CD-ROM to prevent damage to the originals.

    150,000 books on fine arts
    150,000 books on periodicals on fine art
    17,000 books on performing arts
    7,000 books on preservation
       science/ restoration technique
    260,000 photographs

    Library Catalogues (Japanese)
    From the Collections
    opening calendar
    Please check the open days on the TOBUNKEN OPAC calendar.

    Tokyo National Research Institute
    for Cultural Properties 2F

    13-43 Ueno Park, Taito-ku,
    Tokyo, 110-8713 Japan

    JR Yamanote Line,
    10 minutes from Uguisudani Station,
    South Exit
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    For further details,
    please contact us
    by facsimile.

    Tobunken Library
    FAX: 03-3823-2441

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