Current Exhibitions

  • September 14 - December 9, 2018

Sweden-Japan 150th Anniversary
Ingegerd Råman


Ingegerd Råman at her studio in stockholm, Sweden
photo: Anna Danielsson/Nationalmuseum Stockholm

List of Exhibits

Ingegerd Råman (b. 1943 in Stockholm) is one of Sweden’s most renowned designers as well as a potter. While extremely simple in their colors and shapes, her glass and ceramic tableware features consistent, noble beauty and reveals her sincere viewpoint as a user.

In celebration of the 150th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Sweden and Japan, this exhibition, which was first held at Nationalmuseum Sweden in 2016, is the first major opportunity in Japan to introduce Raman’s diverse activities including her recent project with Kimura Glass (2017). From designs for Ikea to collaboration projects with Swedish architects, this exhibition will present about 180 works of tableware and interior goods selected by Råman, who regard herself as a “form-giver”.

Vases, painted glass
From the series Caracalla 2004, Snowpainting 2003, BonBon 2009
Orrefors Glassworks, Sweden
photo: Anna Danielsson/Nationalmuseum Stockholm


Tea service (selection)
For the Project Arita 2016, Japan, 2016
Koransha Co Ltd, Japan
photo: Anna Danielsson/Nationalmuseum Stockholm

Kimura Glass Co., Ltd.
photo: Anna Danielsson/Nationalmuseum Stockholm


Lecture by Ingegerd Råman

Date:  October 27, 2018.
Time:  14:00~15:30
Location:  Lecture Hall (Museum B1F)

No reservation required (Capacity: 130 seats)

Free Program ( But Museum admission required. ) 


Gallery Talk

Date:  October 14, November 4, 2018.
Time:  14:00~15:00
Location:  Crafts Gallery

Free Program ( But Museum admission required. ) *Offered in Japanese only


Touch & Talk: Guided by Volunteer Staff Members

Looking at craft pieces, you may wonder what they are made of, or how they are made. You may also want to touch them. To meet such requests, Touch & Talk programs are given at the Crafts Gallery by volunteer docent. Since pieces and topics in focus vary each time offered, you can enjoy participation any number of times. We look forward to your joining us.

Date:  Wednesdays and Saturdays during exhibition periods.
Time:  14:00~15:00
Location:  Crafts Gallery

Free Program ( But Museum admission required. ) *Offered in Japanese only


●English guide is available upon request.

If you have a group of more than 5 people, an English-speaking volunteer staff will explain the exhibits to you and we will be able to provide a session in which the participants can actually touch the artworks. For further details, please refer to the “Touch & Talk” content

Hours & Admissions

Crafts Gallery
September 14, 2018 - December 9, 2018
10:00 - 17:00
※Last admission is 30 minutes before closing.
Mondays (except September 17, 24, October 8); September 18, 25, October 9, 2018
Day ticket (Group of 20 persons or more)
Adults ¥600 (400)
Students (college/university) ¥400 (200)

*All prices include tax.
Free for high school students, under 18.
Persons with disability and one person accompanying them are admitted free of charge.
Free Admission Day:
November 3, 2018
The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
Nationalmuseum Sweden
Special Sponsored by:
Volvo Car Japan Limited
Sponsored by:
H&M Hennes & Mauritz Japan KK
Supported by:
Cooperated by:
Embassy of Sweden

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Crafts Gallery

1-1 Kitanomaru-koen, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-0091


OPEN today

October 17, 2018 (Wed)
10:00 - 17:00
Last Admission : 16:30

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