Nikon Museum holds uniquely themed special exhibitions and events relating to Nikon products and businesses.
The Second 100th Anniversary Special Exhibition “Prototype Cameras — Developers' Memories”
Dates: April 4, 2017 (Tue) – July 1, 2017 (Sat)
The Nikon Museum will hold a second 100th anniversary special exhibition entitled “Prototype Cameras — Developers' Memories” from April 4 to July 1, 2017.
In this exhibition, Nikon will exhibit approximately 40 prototypes made from the 1940's to the 1980's, including interchangeable lens cameras. Each prototype was developed to test and verify new camera designs, functions and mechanics, and is the embodiment of the hard work and dedication of the developers. However, since many such prototypes were destroyed after testing, even among company employees only the developers saw them, and there has rarely been an opportunity to exhibit them to the general public. This is a very rare exhibition that includes prototypes that never reached the mass production stage.
The “Nikon F prototype” (1957) and “Nikon F3 prototype” (1975) are exhibited with special commentaries by Tetsuro Goto, Fellow and Laboratory Manager of Imaging Product R & D Laboratory, Imaging Business Unit, Nikon.
|Exhibits||Approx. 40 prototype cameras will be exhibited|
100th Anniversary Special Exhibition “Naomi Uemura — Camera Techniques in Polar Regions”
Dates: January 5, 2017 (Thu) – April 1, 2017 (Sat)
Nikon Museum will hold 100th anniversary special exhibitions from January 2017. The first exhibition is “Naomi Uemura — Camera Techniques in Polar Regions”.
Naomi Uemura was a famous Japanese mountaineer and adventurer. His numerous achievements include, reaching the summit of Mt. Everest (the first ascent by a Japanese), being the first in the world to climb the highest peaks on five continents, a 12,000 km solo expedition across the Arctic Circle by dogsled, and success in reaching the North Pole solo by dogsled.
Uemura produced a large number of photographs, including self-portraits, records of his adventures, and photos of the world of ice, in extremely cold situations in which even the pressing of the shutter button was difficult. This exhibition focuses on his camera techniques, and exhibits approximately 20 photo panels and slides, mainly photos taken by Uemura himself during solo expeditions by dogsled to the North Pole and across Greenland in 1978.
In addition, approximately 20 items of equipment which he used during his adventures are on display, such as the NIKON F2 Titanium Uemura Special developed by Nikon for his adventures, the Japanese flag erected by Uemura upon reaching the North Pole, the dogsled used for his solo expedition across Greenland, heavy winter clothing, an exposure meter and a transceiver.
|Exhibits||Approx. 20 photos and approx. 20 items of equipment|
|Cooperation||Uemura Museum Tokyo, Toyooka-city Uemura Naomi Memorial Museum, Bungeishunju Ltd.|
Special exhibition “Hana Utage — Flower Banquet”
|Dates||October 4, 2016 – December 27, 2016|
|Exhibits||“Petals of the Sun”, “Roses”|
|Cooperation||Shotaro Akiyama Photo Art Museum|
Special exhibition “Walk with Yusaku Kamekura”
|Dates||July 4, 2016 – October 1, 2016|
|Exhibits||Approximately 70 Kamekura-designed items, mainly Nikon materials|
|Cooperation||Yusaku Kamekura Library, Recruit Hodings Co., Ltd. CREATION GALLERY G8, The Niigata Prefectural Museum of Modern Art, Osaka Prefectural Expo '70 Commemorative Park Office, JCII Camera Museum, and oters|
Special exhibition “The beauty of Mt. Fuji, a mountain beloved beyond time — Koyo Okada”
|Dates||April 1, 2016 – June 30, 2016|
|Cooperation||Koyo Okada Photo Art Museum|
Special exhibition “Through the eyes of Ken DOMON”
|Dates||January 5, 2016 – March 31, 2016|
|Exhibits||From the second collection of A Pilgrimage through Old Temples
“Right Arms of the Thousand-arm Kannon at the Toshodai-ji”
“Left Arms of the Thousand-arm Kannon at the Toshodai-ji”
|Cooperation||Ken Domon Museum of Photography|
Special exhibition “Ihei Kimura — Lass”
|Dates||October 17, 2015 – December 26, 2015|