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Japanese Museums Dominates Art Newspaper Exhibition Ranking

"The ArcelorMittal Orbit", designed by Anish Kapoor with Cecil Balmond/Arup. Image by Arup.

LONDON (REUTERS).- Japanese museums dominated a new
table of the world’s top art exhibitions in 2009, according to a survey
in The
Art Newspaper. Ranked by daily entries as opposed to overall visitors,
National Museum’s “Ashura” exhibition, featuring one of the nation’s
most famous
Buddhist statues and other treasures from the Kohfukuji temple, topped
It attracted 15,960 people per day, and 946,172 overall,
ahead of
Nara National Museum’s “61st Annual Exhibition of Shoso-in Treasures,”
boasted a daily attendance figure of 14,965.