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Nara National Museum
奈良国立博物館
Original Museum Building
Original Museum Building
Established 1889
Location Nara, Japan
Type Art museum

The Nara National Museum (奈良国立博物館 , Nara-kokuritsu-hakubutsukan) or NNM is one of the major art museums in Japan. It is in Nara, which was the capital of Japan from 710 to 784.

The museum has art works and archaeological objects of Japan. In the collection, there is an emphasis on Buddhist art from the Nara area.

History

NMN was established in 1889 as the Imperial Nara Museum (帝国奈良博物館 ). The museum held its first exhibition in 1895.

The Museum was renamed the Imperial Household Museum of Nara.

It has been known by its present name since 1952.

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Coordinates: 34°41′01″N 135°50′11″E / 34.68370°N 135.83640°E / 34.68370; 135.83640

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