Kyoto museum reopens

This item appears on page 4 of the February 2014 issue.

The Kyoto National Museum (527 Chaya-cho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Japan 605-0931; phone 075 541 1151) will partially reopen April 21, 2014, with a special exhibition of early Buddhist art. The entire museum was closed December 2008 to make way for a new main building to hold its permanent collection of 12,000 pieces of art and archaeological objects. The main Collections Hall, designed by Yoshio Taniguchi, will open Sept. 13.

The Kyoto National Museum, originally opened in 1897, is open 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. Tues.-Sun. and 9-8 Fri. Admission prices vary by exhibition.