Museum Timeline

1995
May
Ishikawa Prefecture and Kanazawa City jointly establish the Urban Core District Preparation Scheme Committee
1996
Apr
Preparatory Committee for art museum construction launched
Sep
Art Museum Scheme Discussion Committee (10 members) launched
Nov
Citizen forum held concerning art museum scheme
1997
Mar
Final report of the Urban Core District Preparation Scheme Committee
Apr
Proposals heard from the Art Museum Scheme Discussion Committee
Jun
Drafting of basic art museum scheme
Sep
Board of special advisors (17 members) and general advisors (4 members) appointed towards drafting general art museum planning
1998
Jul
Citizen forum held (July – August)
Nov
Drafting of general plan for Hirosaka Art Complex (provisional name)
1999
Mar
Architectural designer selected (Kazuyo and Associates + SANAA)
May
Work commenced on general drawings
2000
Mar
Artwork collecting begins
Jun
Work commenced on execution drawings
2001
May
Name “21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa” reported to the General Standing Committee (5.9)
Exhibition of 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa collected works held (5.26 – 6.10, Kanazawa Citizen’s Art Center)
Oct
Execution drawings completed (main building; external work and landscaping)
2002
Feb
21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa Steering Committee Preparatory Committee meeting held (a total 4 times)
Mar
Construction contract agreement concluded
Apr
Ground-breaking ceremony held for constructing 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa
21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa artistic exchange director appointed
2003
Jun
“21@SCHOOL” (joint activities of the Museum with elementary and junior high schools: held a total 2 times)
21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa presentation at La Biennale di Venezia in 2003 (6.13 Venice, Italy)
Jul
21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa Membership Preparatory Committee launched
Aug
Citizen observations of the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa construction site held (a total 10 times)
Sep
“Kanazawa Citizens Free Art Day” established
City Museums Month (9.25 – 10.18)
Oct
Exhibition of 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa collected works held at The Museum of Fine Art, Nancy.
International advisor system introduced (3 advisors appointed)
2004
Mar
Official announcement of 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa ordinance
Apr
MINO Yutaka named Director, 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa
One international advisor added (total 4)
“Half-year before opening” campaign held in downtown city locations
Jun
21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa presentation at Art 35 Basel
(6.16-20, Messe Hall, Basel, Switzerland)
Construction completed on main museum building
Jul
“100 days before opening” campaign held
Museum membership system “zawart” launched
Design of museum staff uniforms made public (design: Miyake Design Studio)
Aug
Museum external work and landscaping completed
Sep
Museum receives Golden Lion in the Architecture section of La Biennale di Venezia
“Promote the Arts Day” established
Oct
21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Kanazawa opens (10.9)
Nov
Museum Cruise begins
2005
Mar
Tea rooms “Shoutou-an” and “San-u-tei” of Maeda clan association opened to the general public
Jun
The Museum marks 1,000,000 visitors (247 days after opening)
Oct
The Museum marks 1,570,000 visitors (one year after opening)
2006
Apr
Cooperative activities with Kanazawa Yuwaku Sousaku no Mori launched
Museum membership system reorganized
Oct
Cooperative activities with Kanazawa Noh Museum launched
2007
Apr
MINO Yutaka named Chief Executive Director
AKIMOTO Yuji named Director
Two international advisors added (total 6)
2009
Oct
5th Year Anniversary of the Museum
2010
Mar
In commemoration of the museum’s 5th year anniversary, a newly commissioned work by Olafur Eliasson is installed
2011
Aug
The Museum marks 10,000,000 visitors
2014
Oct
10th Year Anniversary of the Museum
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