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Fukuoka Art Museum Mission Statement

The Fukuoka Art Museum is a place
where people interact through art and create the future together.

Since ancient times, Fukuoka City has developed through international exchange, growing and flourishing as a gateway to Asia. In this historical context, the Fukuoka Art Museum opened in 1979 and has engaged with city residents as we build a collection that is highly diverse in terms of both era and region. We are proud to say that no other museum in Japan boasts such a varied collection. In 2019, the 40th anniversary of the museum’s opening, we reopened after a large-scale renovation aimed at making the museum more accessible to the community, open to diversity, and conducive to interpersonal interaction. Building on our history thus far, the Fukuoka Art Museum will continue pursuing our core activities of collection, conservation, research, exhibition, and education, fulfilling the mission stated above as we advance to the next stage of our journey.


  1. We offer experiences rich in creativity and imagination, and encounters with new perspectives.
  2. We enable diverse people to interact and spend time enjoyably with art.
  3. We share the museum’s resources with a broad audience and preserve them for posterity.

What we do

  • We hold exhibitions and conduct educational programs that open up new perspectives, utilizing a collection that ranges widely from ancient archaeological materials to contemporary art.
  • We support artistic activities and contribute to the vitalization of the art world, while providing spaces to present the results of creative endeavors.
  • We carry out a broad array of cultural programs so as to create new opportunities for people to experience art.
  • We offer an environment that visitors with diverse backgrounds can enjoy safely and with peace of mind.
  • We accrue materials, information, and experiences related to art, and exhibit, share, and enable people to utilize them.
  • We constantly review our activities, and grow alongside all our stakeholders with eyes fixed on the future.