Art exhibitions

Past Exhibitions

  • Exhibition of the Dutch Royal Collection: Court and Country in the 18th Century Holland

    February 27 - April 9, 2000 Museum of Imperial Collections, Sannomaru Shozokan

  • Exhibition showing the important collections by the Dutch Royal family.

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  • From the Imperial Collections - Ceremonial Costumes and Treasures of the Emperors of Japan

    June 24 - August 13, 2000 Paleis Het Loo National Museum, The Netherlands

  • This exhibition featured court costumes including several pieces which have never been exhibited before together with other objects of arts, and crafts with the design of flowers and birds.
    The above two exhibitions were specially organized in commemoration of the 400 years relations between the Netherlands and Japan. Aiming further friendship of the Netherlands and Japan, the Dutch Royal House and the Japanese Imperial Household collaborated on the exchange exhibitions of the art collections in memory of their lasting and intimate relationship.

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  • The Royal Danish Porcelain ? Royal Copenhagen

    August 8 - November 14, 2004 The Shigaraki Ceramic Cultural Park
    September 30 - December 12, 2004 The Museum of the Imperial Collections, Tokyo, Sannomaru Shozokan
    April 8 - May 29, 2005 The Museum of Oriental Ceramics, Osaka
    August 3 - September 25, 2005 Okayama Orient Museum

  • The large exhibition of silver tableware and “Flora Danica” porcelain was made available by her Majesty the Queen for exhibition in Japan on the occasion of the official visit of Her Majesty the Queen and His Royal Highness the Prince Consort. The “Flora Danica” referred to as the most elegant table art in the world, was created in 1790 when the company was under court management, and acted to acquire an established position for the Royal Copenhagen among Western European ceramic history. Even after being separated from the court management, the Royal Copenhagen Porcelain, Manufactory continued to create superior pieces under the patronage of the Danish Court. Among them , the “blue fluted” pieces with glossy blue flower designs on a clear white ground were created when Arnold Krog was the art director from the end of the 19th century to early 20th century. Many pieces were influenced by Japanese art and crafts, and caused the name Royal Copenhagen to become famous world-wide. This exhibition introduces two groups of historical masterpieces from the end of the 18th century to the beginning of the 20th century, which can be called the essence of beauty produced in Denmark.

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