The Independent Administrative Institution National Institutes for Cultural Heritage Tokyo National Research Institute for Cultural Properties (Tobunken) provides open access databases for public use. We are continuing to develop not only the library catalogues and archival material databases, but research specific databases created by each of our departments that would allow invaluable research information for cultural property research to be shared by many.
- Library Collection Search - search the library collection by keyword
- Image Collection Search - search the image collection by keyword
- References on Cultural Properties - search the database by keyword
- Information Search - search by keyword
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The Sainsbury Institute was founded in 1999 through the generosity of Sir Robert and Lady Sainsbury to promote knowledge and understanding of Japanese arts and cultures. In its second decade the Institute has formulated a renewed mission statement, which not only reflects the benefactors’ intentions and is grounded in their original vision, but aims to expand its intellectual horizons.
Independent Administrative Institution National Institutes for Cultural Heritage Tokyo National Research Institute for Cultural Properties
The Independent Administrative Institution National Institutes for Cultural Heritage Tokyo National Research Institute for Cultural Properties conducts research in various areas related to cultural properties, from fundamental investigation to scientific research utilizing a wide variety of methods including cutting-edge technologies. In addition to publicizing and utilizing the results of research, it also serves as a center for international cooperation in the conservation and restoration of cultural properties.