Nikon Museum holds uniquely themed special exhibitions and events relating to Nikon products and businesses.
New Movies at the Museum Theater
Screening from November 1, 2018 (Thu)
Nikon will begin screening the new movie series “Professionals & Nikon — Nikon, supporting the craftspeople”. The first episode, “Watchmaker at Shizuku-Ishi Watch Studio — Nikon Stereo Microscope SM-5” will be screened at the Nikon Museum’s theater from November 1, 2018.
The series focuses on skilled professionals and the Nikon products that support their work. The movies in the series will be released sequentially and cover a variety of fields where Nikon products such as stereo microscopes, binoculars and measuring instruments play vital roles.
For the first movie, we interviewed a watchmaker who produces high-grade mechanical watches such as the Grand Seiko. The movie explains the elaborate assembly and adjustment necessary to produce such highly precise instruments, and introduces the Nikon Stereo Microscope SM-5 that has for many years been a vital element in this production process.
|Additional movie||Professionals & Nikon — Nikon, supporting the craftspeople ①
Watchmaker at Shizuku-Ishi Watch Studio — Nikon Stereo Microscope SM-5
|Cooperation||Seiko Instruments Inc.
Morioka Seiko Instruments Inc.
Special Exhibition “Prototype Lenses — Fascinating Images Captured by the Nikon Z 7 Mirrorless Camera”
Dates: October 2, 2018 (Tue) – December 27, 2018 (Thu)
Nikon Museum will hold a special exhibition entitled “Prototype Lenses — Fascinating Images Captured by the Nikon Z 7 Mirrorless Camera” from October 2 to December 27, 2018.
In this exhibition, Nikon will exhibit approximately 60 prototypes of interchangeable lenses for SLR cameras produced from the 1950’s to the 1980’s. Each prototype was developed to test and verify new designs, functions and mechanics, and embodies the hard work and dedication of the developers. However, since many such prototypes were destroyed after testing, there have been few opportunities to exhibit them to the general public. This is a very rare exhibition and includes prototype lenses that never reached the mass production stage.
Nikon will also exhibit photos taken by combinations of the 10 prototype lenses and the new Nikon Z 7 full-frame mirrorless camera released on August 23. You can experience the imaging capability of these prototype lenses by viewing photos taken with Nikon’s latest mirrorless camera.
|Exhibits||Approx. 60 prototype lenses
Celebrating 100,000 visitors.
On July 7, 2018 (Sat), Nikon Museum reached a total of 100,000 visitors.
Nikon Museum was opened in October 2015, to mark Nikon’s 100th anniversary in 2017. The museum saw 100,000 visitors over the more than two years and eight months since its opening. To the family who were the lucky 100,000th visitor, Nikon presented flowers, a Nikon D7500 D-SLR and “Nikon Yokan” (bite-sized sweet jellied dessert) as commemorative gifts.
On July 14, 2018 (Sat), to mark this achievement, Nikon will present a special key chain to the first 100 visitors. Nikon looks forward to welcoming you to the Nikon Museum.
New Movies at the Museum Theater
|Screening from||May 14, 2018|
|Additional movie||Testuro Goto Interview ① Nikon space cameras that contributed to space
Tetsuro Goto Interview ② Special Cameras for the Adventurer Naomi Uemura
Testuro Goto Interview ③ Special Nikon Camera for Author Seicho Matsumoto
Special Exhibition “100 Years of Nikon Binoculars”
|Dates||July 3, 2018 – September 29, 2018|
|Exhibits||Approx. 300 binoculars
|Cooperation||The National Museum of Nature and Science
Sugino Gakuen Dressmaker Gakuin
Special Exhibition “Ultra-Micro-NIKKOR — a Genealogy of the World’s Highest Resolution Lenses”
|Dates||April 3, 2018 – June 30, 2018|
|Exhibitions||About 40 lenses including Ultra-Micro-NIKKOR lenses
About 40 electronic devices
Special Exhibition “HIROTA’S F PERIOD”
|Dates||January 5, 2018 – March 31, 2018|
|Exhibits||Over 60 photos
Movies including a special interview
Movies of new photographs
Photo equipment, etc.
Fourth (Final) 100th Anniversary Special Exhibition “The World of F-mount NIKKOR”
|Dates||October 3, 2017 – December 27, 2017|
|Exhibits||Approximately 400 F-mount NIKKOR lenses, a celestial globe with a Fisheye NIKKOR lens, and more|
Updating of exhibits and changes to staff uniforms
|Dates||July 24, 2017|
|Major changes||Hands-on corner
Telephoto lenses and prototypes
The history of Nikon survey instruments
Audio guide service
The Third 100th Anniversary Special Exhibition ”A Century of Memories — David Douglas Duncan”
|Dates||July 4, 2017 – September 30, 2017|
|Exhibits||24 photographs, interviews, and more|
|Cooperation||Joseph McNally Studio
Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas, Austin
The Second 100th Anniversary Special Exhibition “Prototype Cameras — Developers' Memories”
|Dates||April 4, 2017 – July 1, 2017|
|Exhibits||Approx. 40 prototype cameras|
100th Anniversary Special Exhibition “Naomi Uemura — Camera Techniques in Polar Regions”
|Dates||January 5, 2017 – April 1, 2017|
|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|