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Training for museum curators in charge of conservation

 Since 1984, training on conservation science has been organized in Japanese for museum curators to impart knowledge concerning ways to exhibit and preserve cultural properties in good environmental conditions.

Training for museum curators

連携大学院教育/システム保存学/東京藝術大学大学院美術研究科 文化財保存学専攻
Graduate course organized in collaboration with the Tokyo University of the Arts

 The Institute has been providing a graduate course on preventive conservation in collaboration with the Tokyo University of the Arts since 1995. This course consists of two divisions: one concerning environmental influence on cultural properties and heritage, and the other concerning conservation materials.
 Six members of the Institute participate as adjunct professors in the program Screening for admission tothe master's program is conducted in September and that for the doctor's program in February.

Lecture on conservation planning

Overseas workshops on traditional Japanese restoration techniques

 Within the framework of a program to provide cooperation in the restoration of paintings and urushi (Japanese lacquer)ware from amongst ancient Japanese art objects held in museum collections overseas that require the use of highly specialized traditional restoration techniques, workshops targeted to conservation experts are held in Germany, one in Cologne and another in Berlin, in order to promote deeper understanding and exchange of techniques related to Japanese conservation methods.

Workshops on the Conservation of Japanese Art Objects on Paper and Silk

Cooperation in capacity development within the projects of Networking Core Centers for International Cooperation on Conservation of Cultural Heritage

 文化遺産国際協力を効果的、継続的に実施するためにも、諸外国の文化遺産保護担当機関との交流および協力を通じた人材育成が求められています。文化庁からの委託事業として、ネパール(2016年度~)、トルコ(2017年度~)、ミャンマー(2013~15、17年度~(奈良文化財研究所からの再委託))との交流 事業を実施しています。相手国の専門家を日本に招へいし、また日本から専門家を相手国に派遣し、ワークショップや研修等を実施することによって、文化遺産保護に係る人材育成と技術移転を行っています。
 In order to implement international cooperation for cultural heritage in an effective and continuous manner, it is necessary to train human resources of target countries through exchange and cooperation with the local bodies in charge of the protection of cultural heritage. The Institute has been entrusted by the Agency for Cultural Affairs of the government of Japan to conduct exchange projects with Nepal (FY 2016- ), Turkey (FY 2017-) and Myanmar (FY 2013-15, 17- [re-entrusted by the Nara National Research Institute for Cultural Properties]). Workshops and training courses are held in order to develop capacity and transfer skills and knowledge by both inviting experts from the counterpart countries to Japan and dispatching Japanese experts to the counterpart countries.

On-site workshop for safeguarding cultural heritage
against climate change (Republic of Fiji)

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