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The Museum Name

1933- Kyoto Enthronement Memorial Museum of Art
1952- Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art
April, 2019: Kyoto City Museum of Art*, affectionately renamed Kyoto City KYOCERA Museum of Art

*In order to standardize the municipal institution's name in English, Kyoto City has decided to use City like many others; Kyoto City Zoo, Kyoto City Hospital, Kyoto City University, etc.


The Museum Renewal Project respects and preserves the legacy of the historic Main Building while dramatically enhancing the building’s functions through the addition of Higashiyama Cube, a new building for the support of contemporary art, a space for emerging artists, and shops and café facilities. Kyoto city decided to offer Museum naming rights in order to defray the financial burden of residents for the long-awaited renewal and also to ensure the success of the Museum’s renewal project. In this spirit, Kyocera Corporation agreed to a commitment of approximately 5 billion yen for a 50-year naming rights agreement to name the museum the Kyoto City KYOCERA Museum of Art.

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