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Kyushu National Museum
Established October 16, 2005
Location Dazaifu, Fukuoka, Japan
Type Art museum

The Kyushu National Museum (九州国立博物館, Kyūshū Kokuritsu Hakubutsukan) is one of the major museums in Japan. It is in Dazaifu in Fukuoka Prefecture.

The museum acquires, conserves, researches, communicates and exhibits a collection of art works and archaeological objects of Japan and East Asia. In the collection, there is an emphasis on the formation of Japanese culture through exchanges with other Asian countries and Kyushu.


Kyushu National Museum opened in 2005. The building was designed by Kiyonori Kikutake.

The museum was the first new national museum in Japan in over 100 years.

In December 2008, the museum was the venue for a trilateral diplomatic meeting between representatives of Japan, China and the Republic of Korea.

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