Hiroshima Museum of Art

About the Museum

For Love and Peace

The Hiroshima Museum of Art opened on November 3, 1978. It was established by Hiroshima Bank to commemorate its 100th anniversary and its history in the community. In the atomic bombing of August 6, 1945, many precious lives were lost, and the city was reduced to ashes in an instant. More than thirty years had passed as Hiroshima worked to rebuild as a “city of peace and culture.” Throughout those years, a place for joy and comfort was sought.

The museum opened after more than ten years of planning, with the theme “For Love and Peace,” in response to people’s wish for a venue for high-quality fine arts. It reflects a prayer for the repose of the souls of the atomic-bomb victims who laid the foundation for the city and a desire for peace.

Hiroshima Museum of Art

Hiroshima Museum of Art
Name of Museum Hiroshima Museum of Art
Address 3-2, Motomachi, Naka-ku, Hiroshima
730-0011 Japan
Date of opening November 3, 1978
Representative Director and Chair of the Board of Directors Koji IKEDA

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About the building

About the building

Reflecting the theme “For Love and Peace,” the museum’s main building is a round domed exhibition hall modeled on the Atomic Bomb Dome. The surrounding corridors were modeled on the corridors of Itsukushima Shrine. Both are UNESCO World Heritage Sites and well-known buildings in Hiroshima.

Official accounts


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