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Museum Membership

The National Museum of Art, Osaka (NMAO) moved to Nakanoshima in Central Osaka in 2004. As a museum dedicated to the dissemination of contemporary art, since its opening in 1977 NMAO has been actively engaged in various programs to present both domestic and overseas contemporary art and art-movements.
NMAO Membership provides members with choices and opportunities. Exclusive privileges include free general admission to the museum, free admission to special exhibitions, a 10% discount on purchases in the Museum shop, a 10% discount at the restaurant located in the Museum, a complimentary subscription to the museum's bimonthly publication, and much more!
Join NMAO today and make the museum a part of your world. Enjoy lectures, workshops, performances, films, and more at NMAO. No matter which membership category you choose, your participation is essential. Your generous support helps NMAO to continue to offer various activities and enhances the quality of the museum for all visitors.

Regular Membership Benefits

  • 1. Unlimited free admission for one to NMAO collection displays for one year; Admission to special exhibitions at NMAO is free for the first time only, and becomes chargeable from the second. Admission fee is at group rate.*
  • 2. A complimentary subscription to the bimonthly Museum publication.
  • 3. Save 10% on most purchases in the Museum shop.*
  • 4. Save 10% in the Museum Restaurant. *
  • 5. Admission to special exhibitions at the National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto is free for the first time only, and becomes chargeable from the second. Admission fee is at group rate.
    Unlimited free admission for one to the collection displays at the National Museum of Modern art, Kyoto; The National Museum of Western Art, Tokyo; and the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo. Additionally, members are entitled to enter the special exhibitions and the collection displays at Kyoto National Museum, Nara National Museum and Museum of Oriental Ceramics Osaka at the group rate.*

Extra benefits are provided according to your membership category.
* Please show your membership card to take advantage of membership benefits.

Membership Categories

Individual (Annual fee: ¥3,000 / Student: ¥2,000)

One membership card----Card admits one adult
All regular privileges (1-5).

Associate (Annual fee: ¥18,000)

One membership card----Card admits one adult
In addition to all regular privileges (1-5),

  • 20 complimentary tickets to NMAO collection displays for one year;
  • 2 complimentary tickets to each special exhibition at NMAO;
  • Special invitations to exhibition opening receptions at NMAO (including one exchange check for an exhibition catalogue); and
  • Complimentary delivery of 1 poster / handout for exhibitions at NMAO.

Corporate (Annual fee: ¥100,000)

In addition to all regular privileges (1-5),

  • 100 complimentary tickets to NMAO collection displays for one year;
  • 20 complimentary tickets to each special exhibition at NMAO;
  • 3 special invitations to select exhibition opening receptions at NMAO (including three exchange checks for exhibition catalogues);
  • Complimentary delivery of 5 posters and 50 handouts for exhibitions at NMAO;
  • * Application for membership is accepted at all times of the year.
  • * Membership card is valid for one year from the date of issue.
  • * Your membership card will be sent to you within 14 days and you can start to enjoy your member benefits immediately.
  • * If you apply for a STUDENT membership, please send a copy of your student ID card with your completed application form by postal mail or fax.
  • * Issuance of membership card constitutes your receipt.
  • * No refunds of membership fees will be made.

How to join

1. By bank transfer / postal transfer
Mail or fax your completed application form to the NMAO Membership Office, and remit your annual fee to bank account or postal checking account shown below.
Your membership card will be sent to you after we have confirmed receipt of your annual fee.
2. By visiting the NMAO
Visit NMAO and become a member in person.

[BANK ACCOUNT]
MIZUHO Bank, Dojima Branch
Ordinary Saving Account No. 2149108
Account Holder's Name: 国立国際美術館友の会

[POSTAL CHECKING ACCOUNT]
Account No. 00990-6-191146
Account Holder's Name: 国立国際美術館友の会

Application Form (PDF file: 86.4kb)

Download, print, and send your membership application form by fax or postal mail.

The National Museum of Art, Osaka Membership Rules (PDF file: 64kb)

Mail to

NMAO Membership Office 4-2-55 Nakanoshima, Kita-ku, Osaka 530-0005 Japan
Tel. 06-6447-4680 Fax. 06-6447-4699