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Museum Report

JAPAN

Asia as an Art Museum

The Fukuoka Asian Art Museum

Makoto Murata

Interior view, featuring work from The First Fukuoka Triennale of Asian Art 1999. Photograph Makoto Murata.

The Fukuoka Asian Art Museum - the world's first museum devoted solely to the modern and contemporary art of Asia - opened on 6 March 1999 with The First Fukuoka Triennale of Asian Art 1999 (The Fifth Asian Art Show) as its inaugural exhibition. The museum occupies the seventh and eighth floors of the Hakata Riverain building, located in the centre of…

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