Museum Planning and Construction

Nakanoshima 2021
A community alive with art.
An Osaka shaped by art.

A brand-new art museum will appear in Nakanoshima, the island at Osaka’s center that serves as the symbol of Aqua Metropolis Osaka.

Since old times, Nakanoshima has been the linchpin of Osaka’s economy and culture, and it is our aim to carry on that tradition, serving as a platform for all kinds of artistic expression and creation that befits such a home.

The Nakanoshima Museum of Art, Osaka should become a powerful cultural engine for Osaka, and a museum oriented toward the people of the city. This means supplementing the usual functions of an art museum—accumulating artworks and materials, conducting research, displaying art to the public and preserving artworks—with all kinds of collaborative, community activities. This conviction forms a crucial part of the art museum’s groundwork for opening in 2021.

Details of the development plan for the Nakanoshima Museum of Art, Osaka are available in the Development Plan Pamphlet (pdf file)

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