MOSCOW, November 25. /TASS/. Russia and Japan will exchange art collections for exhibiting them in 2018 declared the Japan-Russia Year of Culture, Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono said on Saturday when visiting Moscow’s Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts.
"I am thrilled to see the treasures of Pushkin Museum and I am delighted with the chance to show them to Japanese in order to induce their desire to visit the museum in the future," Kono said.
"I am looking forward to holding the reciprocal Year [of Culture] so that Russians can get familiarized with Japan’s fine arts," he added thanking culture figures who had been engaged in organizing events for the Japan-Russia Year of Culture in 2018.
The press office of the Pushkin Museum of Fine Arts said that among the events dedicated to the Japan-Russia Year of Culture was expected an exhibition named ‘Evolution of French Landscape from Collection of the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts’ at Tokyo’s Metropolitan Art Museum and Osaka’s National Museum of Art from April until October. In the autumn of 2018, masterpieces of the Edo period will be put on display at the Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts.