History

1997
MAR

Matsushita Electric Works begins collecting Rouault works.

2002

Matsushita Electric Works registers a museum.

2003
APR

Current Panasonic Tokyo Headquarters Building built in Shiodome, Tokyo Matsushita Electric Works NAIS Museum opens.
Georges Rouault: The Unending Journey inaugural exhibit held at Museum.

2004
MAY

First curator's study group for museum lighting held.

JUN

Museum officially joins Japanese Council of Art Museums and Japan Association of Museums.

AUG

Museum changes name to Matsushita Electric Works Shiodome Museum.

2006
OCT

Total visitors hit 200,000.

2008
MAR

Museum celebrates 5th anniversary by organizing Rouault and Matisse exhibition on 50th anniversary of Rouault's death.

OCT

Museum changes name to Panasonic Electric Works Shiodome Museum.
Total visitors hit 300,000.

2010
AUG

Total visitors hit 400,000.

2012
JAN

Museum changes name to Panasonic Shiodome Museum.

APR

Total visitors hit 500,000.

2013
APR

Museum celebrates 10th anniversary by organizing Konosuke Matsushita and Traditional Japanese Craft Arts exhibition.

SEP

Anniversary celebrations continue with Gustave Moreau et Georges Rouault exhibition.

NOV

Empress Michiko pays special visit to Gustave Moreau et Georges Rouault exhibition.

2014
JAN

Anniversary celebrations continue with Made in Japan: Nambu Tekki exhibition.

Museum forms partnership contract with Georges Rouault Foundation in Paris.

2016
NOV

Association for Corporate Support of the Arts recognizes Museum's cooperation with local residents, role in promoting Rouault's works in Japan, and research into museum lighting in its This is Mecenat list of notable accomplishments in the arts.

2017
MAR

Total visitors hit 1 million.

2018
APR

Museum celebrates Panasonic's centenary with Four Seasons in Japan Painted by Modern Masters exhibition.

SEP

Empress Michiko pays special visit to Kawai Kanjiro exhibition.

DEC

Museum celebrates 15th anniversary with L'Oeuvre magnifié: L'Art sacré et la modernité exhibition of works by Rouault.

2019
FEB

Museum upgraded from Level 3 to Level 2 Museum under Cultural Affairs Agency criteria

APR

Museum changes name to Panasonic Shiodome Museum of Art