Open ProgramThe Atomic Bomb – Hiroshima: Special Presentation of the Work Under Restoration
July 18–September 27, 2015
The Atomic Bomb – Hiroshima, made by Iri Maruki and Toshi, can be seen as a compilation of the couple’s most important work The Hiroshima Panels. Until it was moved to the museum to coincide with its opening, the work was displayed for many years in the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. Some 40 years after it was produced, the work, which had begun to show signs of wear such as peeling paint, is being restored to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombing in an effort to pass down works that depict the bombing to the next generation. In addition to providing the public with a special opportunity to see this restoration project, the display sheds light on conservation, which, although it is an important function of the museum, is not a common sight.
Restoration work will be performed during the exhibition on the following dates:
July 18, 19
August 8, 9, 29, 30
September 12, 13, 26, 27
*On days when work is not being performed, visitors can see the work under restoration and a video documenting the process.