NACT National Art Center is a museum that is a joint project of the National Museums of Japan and the Japanese Agency for Cultural Affairs. It is located on land in Roppongi that once belonged to Tokyo University. The extraordinary building was designed by architect Kurokawa Kisho. Unlike most art museums in Japan with permanent collection, NACT only hosts special shows and exhibitions and was set up to accommodate temporary exhibitions sponsored and curated by other organizations. So far its exhibitions and special shows have been very well attended, in fact, record-breaking numbers have visited. NACT says that it is “the first in the world” of its kind, but in fact has been modeled on the German model of Kunsthalle.