多言語MULTILINGUAL

Welcome to the Narahaku Learning Center.
(“Narahaku” is short for “Nara Kokuritsu Hakubutsukan,” the museum’s name in Japanese.)
We invite you to immerse yourself in the many worlds of Buddhist art
The Narahaku Learning Center is a part of the Nara National Museum. On our website, you will find a wealth of educational resources and information about our extensive museum programming.
Our goal is to offer guidance, tools and knowledge about Buddhist art so that it becomes more accessible to a diverse audience. Whether you are totally new to Buddhist art or already an expert, and no matter your age or background, we want to provide you with information that allows you to find Buddhist art ever more alluring, equipping you with knowledge that makes learning about it all the more enjoyable.
Thank you for visiting our website.
We can’t wait for you to join us.

Public Lectures and Sunday Talks

All talks and lectures are delivered in Japanese.

Public Lectures

Lectures by guest speakers and museum curators are usually held on Saturdays from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the NNM auditorium.

  • Prior registration is required.
  • Admission is free but capped at 90 guests.
  • For information about upcoming lectures, please click here.

Sunday Talk

The Sunday Talk is usually held once a month on Sunday from 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the auditorium.

  • Prior registration is required.
  • Admission is free but capped at 90 guests.
  • For information about upcoming lectures, please click here.

Guidance from Volunteers

Announcement

Due to COVID-19, all guidance from volunteers is currently on hold.

There are volunteer guides present in the galleries every day from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. to answer your questions on exhibitions. They can also introduce the highlights of our collection currently on display.

One guide is stationed at each of the volunteer desks in the galleries; feel free to approach them with any questions or to draw on their knowledge.

Please note that explanations are only offered in Japanese.