Next month, the JP Tower Museum INTERMEDIATHEQUE (IMT) is opening the special exhibition “The Face of Medicine.”
In the summer of last year, forty-four portrait paintings and eight statues were transferred from the University of Tokyo Hospital to the University Museum. The collection of portrait paintings hung on the large wall behind the stage of the Hospital’s Auditorium of Internal Medicine. There, the portraits of the successive Hospital Directors aligned on five levels formed an impressive panorama expressing the authority of medicine and the history of education. This environment allowed us to perfectly trace the genealogy of the hospital directors.
Immediately, the University Museum started cleaning the portraits and restoring their surfaces. Although the restoration is still in progress, we are now presenting, with the cooperation of restorer Fujiko Suzukamo, the first results of our work to the general public. Until now, there had been no opportunity to take a close look at the portraits, whether they are gelatin silver prints or oil paintings.
［Title］ Special Exhibition “The Face of Medicine”
［Dates］ December 3, 2016 –
［Opening Hours］ 11:00 - 18:00 (open until 20:00 on Friday and Saturday; last entry 30 minutes before closing) *Opening hours may change.
［Closed on］ Mondays (or the following Tuesday if Monday is a National Holiday), Year-end holidays. May close irregularly.
［Venue］ Intermediatheque 3F [MODULE]
［Organizer］ The University Museum, the University of Tokyo (UMUT)
［Admission］ Free of charge
［Address］ KITTE 2-3F, 2-7-2 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, JAPAN
［Access］ JR lines and Tokyo Metro Marunouchi line Tokyo Station. Direct access from the Marunouchi Underground Pathway.