Les Archives du Cœur

“Les Archives du Cœur” permanently houses recordings of the heartbeats of people throughout the world. Christian Boltanski has been recording these heartbeats since 2008.
Les Archives du Cœur is a testament to the recordees’ existence.
The recordings may be listened to by visitors. It is also possible to record your own heart beat here.

Artist: Christian Boltanski   Photo: Kuge Yasuhide

Closed Tuesdays (March-November)
Tuesdays to Thursdays (December-February)
※Open on national holidays but closed the next day.
※open on Tuesdays when Monday falls on a national holiday but closed on the next day.
※For more information, please check Open Days Calendar.
Hours March-September 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.(Last adminttance: 4:30 p.m)
October-February 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.(Last admittance: 3:30 p.m.)
Admission Admission Fee:¥520
※free for children 15 and under
Recording Fee:¥1,570
※For recording and the CD-booklet. You can bring a CD-booklet of your heartbeats home.
Viewing Time 20 minutes
Group Visits(10 people and more) Group visits to the museum must be booked in advance. This enables us to schedule groups throughout the day to avoid overcrowding. A group of up to 20 is admitted in every 30 minutes.
Parking Please use Karato Port parking lot
Inquiry 0879-68-3555 (Teshima Art Museum)
Address 2801-1 Karato, Teshima, Tonosho-cho, Shozu-gun, Kagawa 7614662 Japan
URL http://benesse-artsite.jp/en/art/boltanski.html
Access From Karato Port
  about 15 minutes on foot
From Ieura Port
  17 minutes by bus, get off at Karato Port bus stop and walk for about 15 minutes
  about 40 minutes by electric bicycle