*For more detailed information, please download the PDF file.
→PDF file with the images of the main exhibits
Main Features of the Exhibition
“Science and Art”
“In front of Tokyo station, flowers bloom with an academic scent”
●This exhibition is a unique opportunity for the public in Japan to appreciate 28 botanical artworks from the 18th to the early 19th century, on loan from the great collection of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
●The unique exhibition concept combines historical botanical artworks from Kew with scientific botanical specimens of the University of Tokyo, a leading institution in botanical studies. It will communicate to the public the beauty and richness of “Natural History,” as seen through the eyes of both botanical artists and botanists.
●The exhibition is the fruit of an academic collaboration between the University Museum, the University of Tokyo and the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew. It is the first exhibition of the “Intermediatheque Natural History Series.” The Intermediatheque will further develop this exhibition series in the future, with various international academic institutions.
［Title］Special Exhibition: Intermediatheque Natural History Series (1)
“The Golden Age of Botanical Art – Flowers from the Collections of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew”
［Dates］September 16 – December 3, 2017
［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). May close irregularly.
［Venue］Intermediatheque 2F [GREY CUBE]
［Organizers］The University Museum, the University of Tokyo (UMUT) + Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
［Cooperation］Botanical Gardens, Koishikawa, Graduate School of Science, University of Tokyo
［Support］Toshiba International Foundation, Neal’s Yard Remedies
［Patronage］British Council, The Asahi Shimbun
［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.
+81 3 5777 8600 (Hello Dial)