Tokyo National Museum (TNM) CollectionsTokyo National Museum, Tokyo, Japan
Description A descriptive note detailing the content and context of the digital collection.
One of the oldest and largest museums in Japan, TNM features collections of art and archaeological artefacts in Japan. TNM contains two image databases: The TNM Collections and e-Museum. The TNM contains about 600 works owned by TNM, such as paintings, calligraphy, sculpture, decorative arts and archaeology. The e-Musuem contains images of national treasures and important cultural properties owned by Japan’s four National Institutes for Cultural Heritage (Tokyo, Kyoto, Nara and Kyushu).
Collection Type Broad terms that define the type of digital collection
Subject Broad terms or phrases that describe, identify, or interpret the digital image collection and what it depicts or expresses. Values were obtained using the Art and Architecture Thesaurus (AAT) by the Getty Research Institute.
Style Period Terms that define the styles, art periods, movements, etc. whose characteristics are represented in digital image collection. Values were obtained using the Art and Architecture Thesaurus (AAT) by the Getty Research Institute
Work Types Terms that identify the kinds of works in the digital collection being described. It typically refers to a work’s physical form, function, or medium in digital image collection. Values were obtained using the Thesaurus For Graphic Materials (TGM) by Library of Congress.
Openness Openness of the digital collection determined using the 4R activities by Wiley (2010).
Images can be used free of charge without application for non-commercial purposes. No alterations to images can be made except for trimming. Contain specific conditions for printing. The image(s) must be clearly identified its source to be from Tokyo National Museum:
e.g. Image courtesy of Tokyo National Museum
Note that when the image is uploaded on a website, the link to the Tokyo National Museum website must accompany the url: http://www.tnm.jp.