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2017
東文研ニュースno.64 TOBUNKENNEWSロゴ no.64(PDF:2.29MB / 40p)
  • Joint Study of Paintings of Buddhist Deities Cundi and Samantabhadra in the Collection of the Tokyo National Museum
  • The 11th Public Lecture : “Ramie Kimono and Silk Kimono”
  • The Research on Conservation and Restoration Method for Outer Wall of Brick Temples in Bagan, Myanmar
  • Acceptance of visitors and other activities under the 2016 project for inviting, giving training to, and exchanging with, Japanese-art librarians from outside Japan (commonly known as the JAL Project)”
  • Charitable Contributions Received
  • Seminar Held by the Department of Art Research, Archives, and Information Systems -Letter to KURODA Seiki from YAMAMOTO Hosui
  • Seminar Held by the Department of Art Research, Archives and Information Systems
  • Workshop on the Conservation, Management and Enhancement Plan for Ta Nei Temple, Angkor
  • Holding the seminar “Ancient Wooden Architecture in Mainland Southeast Asia: Reading the Features of Lost Buildings from Archaeological Evidence”
  • Workshops on Lacquerware at the Lacquerware Technology College in Bagan, Myanmar
  • Facility Tour
  • International Symposium: In Search of the Multiple Origins of Namban Lacquer
  • Research Council Meeting on Yutaka MATSUZAWA Archives Publication of Reports and DVD Titled “Making Kizumi’s Winnowing Baskets – Kizumi, Sosa City, Chiba Prefecture”
  • Workshop on Canoe Culture
  • Seminar on Iranian Cultural Heritage and Exchange of Letter of Intent for Cooperation with Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization and Research Institute of Cultural Heritage and Tourism
  • Field Survey of Traditional Houses in Bhutan and Conclusion of Research Cooperation greement
  • Invitation Training Program for Conservation of Nepalese Historic Settlements
  • publication
  • Column: The Conservation of Wooden Built Heritage: An International Perspective
  • Personnel change

2016
東文研ニュースno.63 TOBUNKENNEWSロゴ no.63(PDF:2.39MB / 40p)
  • Symposium on “The Syrian Civil War and Cultural Heritage– The Actual State of the World Heritage Site at Palmyra and International Support for Its Reconstruction”
  • Completion of the restoration works for the mural paintings in the Kitora tumulus
  • The 50th Open Lecture Organized
  • Liaison Council for “Disaster Prevention of Intangible Cultural Heritage”
  • Investigation of inner structure of Baird’s beaked whale specimen
  • Seminar Held by Department of Art Research, Archives, and Information Systems -Letters to Seiki Kuroda from His Foster Mother, Sadako
  • Presentation Meeting of the Results of Japan-Korea Research Exchange on Intangible Cultural Heritage
  • Participation in the 27th Annual Conference of the EAJRS (European Association of Japanese Resource Specialists):“International Cooperation between Japanese Studies Libraries”
  • Donated Materials Related to Kikuji YAMASHITA
  • Research on Production of Spiderwort-dyed Paper – Start of Joint Research with Kusatsu City, Shiga Prefecture
  • Mission for the Project “Technical Assistance for the Protection of Damaged Cultural Heritage in Nepal” (Part 3)
  • Investigation of Damaged Mural Paintings in Bagan Archaeological Zone (Myanmar) after the Earthquake
  • Holding International Course on Conservation of Japanese Paper 2016
  • Seminar Held by the Department of Ar t Research, Archives and Information Systems: Acupuncture the Earth in Hiroshima – by Roberto Villanueva, the Last Eco Art in His Career
  • Rescued Cultural Property Afterward – Restored Shochuhi memorial in Sendai
  • The 6th Seminar Held by the Department of Art Research, Archives and Information Systems
  • Attending the 7th International Conference of Art Libraries
  • Attending the 40th Session of the World Heritage Committee (Continuation UNESCO, 2016)
  • Seminar III On Passing Down Intangible Cultural Heritage (Traditional Technique):“Meiji’s Super-Techniques Handed Down to Today”
  • Preparatory study for the cooperation projects in Armenia and Iran
  • Facility Tour
  • Basic Research Underway for Developing New Ways of Killing Insect Pests in Historical Wooden Architecture (How to Capture Insect Pests)
  • Lecture Meetings and Field Survey Regarding the Mural Painting Conservation and Management System in the Republic of Turkey
  • Holding International Course “Paper Conservation in Latin America”
  • A Mission for the Project “Technical Assistance for the Protection of Damaged Cultural Heritage in Nepal” (Part 4) “Conference on the Preservation of Historic Settlements in Kathmandu Valley”
  • Earthquake Damage Assessment Survey in Bagan Archaeological Zone, Myanmar
  • Column: A snowfall in Dunhuang Mogao Grottoes
  • publication

 
東文研ニュースno.62 TOBUNKENNEWSロゴ no.62(PDF:2.44MB / 36p)
  • The Canoe Summit was held at the 12th Festival of Pacific Arts, Guam 2016
  • Research on Asuka-daibutsu using a portable X-ray diffraction analyzer
  • Research on the Conservation and Management System of Wall Paintings in the Republic of Turkey
  • Participation in the 40th Session of the World Heritage Committee
  • Seminar Held by the Department of Art Research, Archives and Information Systems: Reading letters addressed to Seiki Kuroda from Yoshimatsu Goseda
  • Receiving Papers of Researcher Emeritus Denzaburo NAKAMURA
  • Publications related to post-earthquake reconstruction of intangible cultural heritage and disaster prevention
  • Her Royal Highness Princess of Kingom of Bhutan Ashi Kesang visited the Institute
  • Special Exhibition: Seiki Kuroda, Master of Modern Japanese Painting: The 150th Anniversary of His Birth
  • Seminar Held by the Department of Art Research, Archives and Information Systems: Considerations on Seven Yakushi Nyorai (Sk: Bhaisajya-guru-vaidurya-prabha) Statues at Keisokuji Temple in Shiga Prefecture
  • Research Workshop “Art Archives – Then and Now” held
  • A Mission for the project “Technical assistance for the protection of the damaged cultural heritage in Nepal” (Part 1)
  • Facility Tour
  • Seminar held by the Department of Art Research, Archives and Information Systems − Basic Research on Gyokuyo Kurihara
  • A study tour for a preservation society for folk performing arts in a disaster-affected area
  • Conclusion of an Agreement regarding the Implementation of the “Project to Formulate the Basic Grounds for Sending Information on Cultural Assets Centered on Fine Arts and Crafts both Domestically and Internationally”
  • World Heritage Inscription of the Ruins of Nan Madol in the Federated States of Micronesia and Japan’s International Cooperation
  • Attending the International Symposium at the National Art Museum of China, Beijing
  • A mission for the Project “Technical assistance for the protection of the damaged cultural heritage in Nepal” (Part 2)
  • Investigation of Outer Walls of Brick-built Archaeological Sites to Implement Countermeasures against Leakage of Rain and Review of Emergency Measures in Bagan, Myanmar
  • Workshops on the Conservation of Japanese Art Objects on Paper and Silk held in Berlin
  • Column: In celebration of the 80th anniversary of the publication of the first issue of “Year Book of Japanese Art” – editing of the book and publishing of its data on the web

 
東文研ニュースno.61 TOBUNKENNEWSロゴ no.61(PDF:2.28MB / 44p)
  • “The 49th Open Lecture: Dialogue with Objects/ Images” Organized by the Department of Art Research, Archives and Information Systems
  • Retirement Lecture of TANAKA Atsushi (Deputy Director General)
  • Organization of Seminar on Techniques and Materials of Dyed and Woven Cultural Properties: “Workshop on Yuzen Dyeing – Materials, Tools and Techniques –”
  • Environmental Survey at Former Soma Girls High School with Disaster-Affected Materials Stored
  • Support of Documentation Standards and Procedures of the Silk Roads World Heritage Serial and Transnational Nomination in Central Asia
  • The JAL Project 2015: for inviting giving to training to, and exchanging with, Japanese-art Librarians from outside Japan
  • Seminar II on Passing Down Intangible Cultural Heritage (Traditional Techniques):“Passing Down Dyeing and Weaving Techniques and Regional Involvement”
  • Research of Paired Screens of “Birds and Flowers of the Four Seasons” Designated as Important Cultural Property at the Suntory Museum of Art
  • International Course 2015 “Conservation of Paper in Latin America”
  • Seminar: “Technical Issues and Prospects on the Preservation of Historical sites in Southeast Asia”
  • Donation Received
  • The 10th Conference on the Study of Intangible Folk Cultural Properties
  • The 10th Public Lecture Held by the Department of Intangible Cultural Heritage
  • Seminar on the “Intangible Cultural Heritage and Disaster Prevention—Importance of Recording for Conservation of Traditional Techniques
  • Study Meeting of “Art Historian, Yukio YASHIRO: between the West and the East”
  • Cooperation in “the Workshops 2015 for Salvaging Contaminated Cultural Properties in Fukushima”
  • Conservation of the Great Buddha of Kamakura, National Treasure
  • The 29th Study Meeting on the Conservation and Restoration of Modern Cultural Properties “Conservation and Restoration Philosophies for Modern Cultural Properties”
  • Survey and Training on Conservation of Mural Paintings at the Ruins of a Brick-Built in Bagan (Myanmar)
  • International Symposium “Cultural Heritage and Conflict: Protection and Rehabilitation of Cultural Heritage in Conflict and Post-conflict”
  • Agreement Concluded with the Getty Research Institute, USA
  • Study Meeting on Production of Recorded Videos for Intangible Cultural Properties
  • Conference on Conditions for Conservation of Cultural Properties
  • Investigation of Damaged Cultural Heritage in Nepal
  • FY2015 Activities of Archives Working Group of the National Research Institute for Cultural Properties, Tokyo
  • Exhibition at the entrance lobby; Selected Conservation Techniques -techniques to conserve cultural properties using Urushi (lacquer)
  • Publication
  • Column: Intangible Cultural Heritage Rescue and Disaster Preparedness

2015
東文研ニュースno.60 TOBUNKENNEWSロゴ no.60(PDF:1.92MB / 40p)
  • Investigation of Damaged Cultural Heritage in Nepal
  • Uploading of PDF files of articles published in “The Journal of Art Studies”
  • Investigation on inau brought by the Kitamaebune trade
  • Structural investigation of Kote-e (plaster reliefs) and Statues at the Izu-no-Chohachi Art Museum
  • Together with the Tokyo Art Club, the National Research Institute for Cultural Properties, Tokyo has started a project to create digital copies of art catalogues
  • Publication of “Local Identity and Folk Performing Arts: Immigration, Migration, and Intangible Cultural Heritage”
  • A survey of a festival in the Takenoura area in the Town of Onagawa
  • Joint studies with the Sannomaru Shozokan [The Museum of the Imperial Collections, Imperial Household Agency]
  • Presentations at the Institute of Conservation in the UK
  • The holding of a monthly workshop by the Department of Art Research, Archives and Information Systems : About “Sansui Zukan” said to have been painted by Gion Nankai and the Gajo (an album of paintings) possessed by the Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Trilateral Dialogue: The Generation of “Form”: In Leiko Ikemura’s Case
  • Web exhibition presenting the extant correspondence between Yukio Yashiro and Bernard Berenson
  • Survey on activities for the conservation of intangible folk cultural assets in the northern area of Hiroshima Prefecture – Research exchange with South Korea’s Intangible Cultural Heritage Center
  • Demonstration of Microfading by Dr. Paul Whitmore
  • Three-dimensional Photogrammetry at Ta Nei Temple Ruin in Angkor, Cambodia
  • Project for the Conservation Centre in the Grand Egyptian Museum -A Training Course on “Japanese Paper for Conservation Treatment”-
  • “Joint Research between Japan and Korea—Research on the Effect of Environmental Pollution on Cultural Properties and Development of Conservation Techniques” Research Results Presentation Session in FY2015
  • Report on the IPM Forum “10 Years after the Abolition of Methyl Bromide Use: The Current Situation of IPM for Cultural Properties”
  • The Holding of a Follow-up Training Session for Curators in Charge of Conservation— “The Restrictions Imposed on the Use of Mercury by the Minamata Convention on Mercury, and their Impact on Display Lighting”
  • The Holding of the “Training for Museum Curators in Charge of Conservation” Training Program
  • Cooperation to safeguard cultural heritage in Myanmar
      Workshops and investigations on the conservation of mural paintings in the brick-made monument
      The Fourth Session of Training on the Conservation of Wooden Buildings
  • Workshops on the “Conservation of Japanese Art Objects on Paper and Silk”
  • Imaging Survey on National Treasure Eminent Tendai Priests, possessed by Ichijo-ji temple
  • The Holding of a monthly workshop of the Department of Art Research, Archives and Information Systems “Issues Related to Letters to Seiki Kuroda from Saburosuke Okada”
  • Workshop on the revitalization of the historical district of Padang, in West Sumatra, Indonesia
  • Video Record Producing Project for Folk Technique - Kizumi's Technique for Making Wisteria Winnowing Baskets as a Model Case
  • International Course on Conservation of Japanese Paper – JPC 2015
  • Column
  • publication

 
東文研ニュースno.59 TOBUNKENNEWSロゴ no.59(PDF:1.92MB / 40p)
  • Investigation and research on application of restoration materials
  • Meetings with the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures in the UK to promote a Project to Establish a Platform for Research into Japanese Arts
  • Two international conferences held in China on protection of mural painting
  • Networking Core Centers for International Cooperation on Conservation of Cultural Heritage Project for the Protection of Cultural Heritage in the Kyrgyz Republic and Central Asia
  • The 9th public lecture at the Department of Intangible Cultural Heritage of the National Research Institute for Cultural Properties, Tokyo
  • The 48th Public Lectures
  • The 28th Study Meeting on the Conservation and Restoration of Modern Cultural Properties, “Conservation and Restoration of Western Paper”
  • Participation in the Ninth Session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage
  • A study of the colorants used for the “INO Maps” in the University Library of the University of Tokushima
  • International Course on Conservation of Paper in Latin America
  • A Conference on the Study of Intangible Folk Cultural Properties
  • The Networking Core Centers Project for the Conservation of Traditional Buildings in the Kingdom of Bhutan
  • Reopening of the Kuroda Memorial Hall following renovations
  • Joint study of A Painting of Mahamayuri (National Treasure) in the collection of the Tokyo National Museum
  • Cooperation to safeguard cultural heritage in Myanmar
      The third session of training in conservation of wooden structures
      A survey of and training in the conservation of mural painting at brick temple ruins
      A survey of lacquer materials and techniques
    • A seminar on passing down intangible cultural heritage (traditional techniques): The People and Tools that Sustain Textile Techniques
    • A survey of Japanese paintings in the Manggha Museum of Japanese Art and Technology
    • A seminar on conditions for conservation of cultural properties: Controlling and Predicting Conditions for Conservation of Cultural Properties
    • A survey of Japanese paintings in Australia
    • Recording of Noh chanting by SEKINE Shouroku of the Kanze school
    • Publication of a report of an international symposium
    • Donation of materials relating to SHINKAI Taketaro and release of a database of glass dry plates
    • A database of images from Bijitsu Gaho (The Magazine of Art) is available for public access
    • A lecture by ISHIZAKI Takeshi, the former Deputy Director General of the National Research Institute for Cultural Properties, Tokyo
    • Visit from the Getty Research Institute
    • Acceptance of donations
    • Column
    • publication

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    東文研ニュースno.58 TOBUNKENNEWSロゴno.58 (PDF:2.94MB/36p)
    • Symposium: Safeguarding Syria’s cultural heritage
    • Redesign of the Information retrieval system for the Research Materials Database
    • Cooperation with the Graduate School of Tokyo University of the Arts: Welcoming the new school year
    • Seminar of the Department of Art Research, Archives, and Information Systems: Letters from LIAN Quan to OMURA Seigai
    • Survey of festivals at Yamada Shrine in the City of Minamisoma
    • Practical use descriptions of folk customs in areas stricken by the Great East Japan Earthquake
    • Joint Research between Japan and Korea: The Effects of Environmental Pollution on Cultural Properties and R & D of Conservation Techniques, 2014 Conference
    • Workshop held on the Conservation of Archaeological Metal Objects in the History Museum of Armenia
    • Attending the 38th Session of the World Heritage Committee
    • Study of the conservation and further utilization of tools used in textile techniques: A case study of Kumagaya dyeing
    • On-site training on and a survey of the safeguarding of cultural heritage in Myanmar
    • A KURODA Seiki exhibit at the Museum of Kyoto
    • A study of the revived lion dance in the Town of Onagawa, Miyagi Prefecture
    • Training for Museum Curators in Charge of Conservation
    • 3D photographic survey of the Ta Nei Temple in Cambodia
    • Department of Art Research, Archives, and Information Systems Seminar: Two Research Presentations on letters addressed to KURODA Seiki
    • Scholarly exchanges with Republic of Korea’s National Intangible Heritage Center
    • Receipt of images of works depicted in the art journal The Kokka
    • Participation in a symposium commemorating the 10th anniversary of the establishment of the PoNJA-GenKon listserve group and tours of libraries with art-related collections and archives
    • A survey of Kagura in Yamagata and Iwate Prefectures: A research exchange with Republic of Korea’s National Intangible Heritage Center
    • Conservation and exhibition of wall paintings unearthed at the Hulbuk site in the Republic of Tajikistan
    • Survey of Traditional Rammed Earthen Buildings in Bhutan
    • publication
    • Column
    2014
    東文研ニュースno.57 TOBUNKENNEWSロゴno.57 (PDF:1.94MB/32p)
    • Survey of the current state of the cultural heritage of Oceanic island nations
    • Survey of Meiku Shoukei (Views of Famous Places) in the collection of the National Gallery of Armenia
    • 4th Training Course in Architectural Surveying at Ta Nei temple in Cambodia
    • Workshop on conservation of archaeological metal objects in the History Museum of Armenia
    • Conference on Conditions for Conservation of Cultural Properties
    • Participation in the Exploratory Committee on Local Performing Arts Projects: Efforts of the Intangible Cultural Heritage Information Network
    • Study of a hand drum unearthed at the Baba Minami site
    • Restorers of wall paintings from Myanmar were invited to attend training in Japan
    • The first session of training in conservation of wooden structures in Myanmar
    • Invitation program to Japan for personnel from the Ministry of Culture, Myanmar and a seminar on the protection of cultural heritage
    • Seminar on Measures to Prevent/Mitigate Radioactive Contamination to Cultural Properties
    • Study of the safeguarding of movable cultural properties in Boston, USA
    • Networking Core Centers for International Cooperation on Conservation of Cultural Heritage Project for the Protection of Cultural Heritage in the Kyrgyz Republic and Central Asia
    • Seminar on Aspects of Art Archives held
    • Second meeting on the Intangible Cultural Heritage Information Network
    • The 2013 General Assembly of the Japan Consortium for International Cooperation in Cultural Heritage convened and the 14th seminar on “International Trends in Safeguarding Cultural Heritage” was held.
    • Department of Art Research, Archives, and Information Systems seminar entitled Research on and Development of an Internet Version of Mizue: Prospects for the Digital Publication of Art Historical Resources and Art Archives
    • Study on enviromental conditions for the storage of cultural properties rescued from previously restricted zones of Fukushima Prefecture
    • A joint study of a Painting of Samantabhadra in the Tokyo National Museum
    • Lobby Exhibition on Traditional Japanese Techniques to Conserve Cultural Properties Overseas
    • Column
    • publication
     
    東文研ニュースno.56 TOBUNKENNEWSロゴno.56 (PDF:2.74MB/32p)
    • A Study on Conservation of Painted Panels on the Outer Walls of the Yomeimon Gate of the Nikko Toshogu Shrine
    • 8th public lecture by the Department of Intangible Cultural Heritage on Oral Recordings of Kamigata Rakugo from the Early Showa Period
    • “Safeguarding of the Bamiyan Site” project: The 11th mission
    • Conservation of the Early Islamic Wall Painting Excavated in the Republic of Tajikistan
    • Symposium held on “Future of the World Heritage - Preservation of the World Heritage and Japanese International Cooperation.”
    • Symposium “Syria’s Recovery and Its Cultural Heritage”
    • Field survey on safeguarding Myanmar’s cultural heritage
    • Donation of YUKI Somei’s rough draft of his manuscript for A Description of the Graves of Artists
    • Donation of photographic plates related to SHINKAI Taketaro
    • 8th Conference on the Study of Intangible Folk Cultural Properties held
    • Project to support the World Heritage Serial and Transnational Nomination of the Silk Roads (UNESCO/Japan Funds-In-Trust project): Personnel training in the Republic of Tajikistan
    • International course on Paper Conservation in Latin America conducted
    • 28th General Assembly of the International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Properties (ICCROM)
    • Participation in the 8th session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage
    • UNESCO/Japan Funds-in-Trust Project, “Support for Documentation Standards and Procedures of the Silk Roads World Heritage Serial Transnational Nomination Dossier within the Framework of the Silk Roads World Heritage Serial and Transnational Nomination”: Uzbek Workshop and Sub-Regional Closing Meeting
    • 12th Expert Meeting on Preservation of the Bamiyan Site
    • 18th Local Training Course for Museum Conservation was conducted
    • Survey of the activities of the Tsukigase Society for the Preservation of Narazarashi (bleached linen)
    • Acceptance of donations
    • Column
    • publication
    2013
    東文研ニュースno.55 TOBUNKENNEWSロゴno.55 (PDF:1.61MB/28p)
    • Start of a joint project with the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures
    • Workshops on the “Conservation of Japanese Artworks on Paper and Silk ”
    • Networking Core Centers Project for the Conservation of Traditional Buildings in the Kingdom of Bhutan
    • Training for Museum Curators in Charge of Conservation
    • A survey of techniques to produce Kurume ikat
    • The 3rd Training Course in Architectural Surveying at the Temple of Ta Nei in Angkor, Cambodia
    • The Networking Core Centers for International Cooperation on Conservation of Cultural Heritage Project: Training Workshop for the Protection of Cultural Heritage in Central Asia
    • The 1st Seminar leading up an international symposium
    • A study of Noh scripts written by Zeami
    • International Course on Conservation of Japanese Paper
    • Research on sedge hat-making in Ecchu-Fukuoka
    • Cooperation with JICA’s Project for the Conservation Centre of the Grand Egyptian Museum
      -A Training Course on Textile Conservation-
    • Research on tub boat (taraibune) building in Ogi in the City of Sado
    • The 2nd Seminar leading up an international symposium
    • The 4th conference of 2013 held by the Department of Art Research, Archives, and Information Systems
    • The 13th seminar on “Developing a New Partnership for a Comprehensive Approach to International Cooperation for Cultural Heritage Protection” was held.
    • UNESCO Japanese Funds-in Trust Project “Preservation of the Cultural Heritage Complex of Thang Long - Hanoi”
    • Column
    • publication
     
    東文研ニュースno.54 TOBUNKENNEWSロゴ no.54 (PDF:1.31MB/22p)
    • 37th Session of the World Heritage Committee
    • Receipt of the 63rd Industrial Technology Award
    • Workshop of cooperative research between Japan and Korea in 2013 held
    • Workshop held on Conservation of Archaeological Metal Objects in the History Museum of Armenia
    • A study of Yuki-tsumugi (silk fabric from Yuki): The second research exchange with the National Research Institute of Cultural Heritage, South Korea
    • A study of selected conservation techniques in the Village of Showa, Fukushima Prefecture: The second research exchange with the National Research Institute of Cultural Heritage, South Korea
    • A survey of traditional techniques in South Korea: The second research exchange with the National Research Institute of Cultural Heritage, South Korea
    • Field survey of the conservation of modern cultural properties in Germany and Poland
    • An optical study of the Taima Mandala (the MandalaImprint on Paper” & the “Backboard” Mandala)
    • Lecture by Dr. Stanley ABE
    • Publications made available online
    • First conference of 2013 held by the Department of Art Research, Archives, and Information Systems
    • A study of Field in Grez by KURODA Seiki
    • Second conference of 2013 held by the Department of Art Research, Archives, and Information Systems
    • Column
    • Publication
     
    TOBUNKENNEWS DIGEST no.12 TOBUNKENNEWS DIGESTno.13 (PDF:759KB/18p)
    • Report on the 36th International Symposium on the Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Property: Recent Topics on the Investigation of and Countermeasures for Biodeterioration of Outdoor/Indoor Properties and Disaster-affected Objects”
    • 7th Conference on the Study of Intangible Folk Cultural Properties held
    • UNESCO Japanese Funds-in-Trust Project “Preservation of the Cultural Heritage Complex of Thang Long, Hanoi”
    • The Second Research Exchange with the South Korean National Research Institute of Cultural Heritage
    • Training for Museum Curators in Charge of Conservation
    • Architectural survey training at the temple of Ta Nei in Cambodia
    • Conference held prior to publication of the Archive of Art Studies: Yokoyama Taikan’s Yamaji [the Mountain Path]
    • The Networking Core Centers for International Cooperation on Conservation of Cultural Heritage Project for the Protection of Cultural Heritage in the Kyrgyz Republic and Central Asia
    • Project to Support the World Heritage Serial and Transnational Nomination of the Silk Road: Training Workshops in Kazakhstan and the Kyrgyz Republic
    • International training in Conservation of Japanese Paper in Latin America conducted
    • Lecture on Textile Conservation
    • Workshops on the Conservation and Restoration of Japanese Lacquer Ware in the framework of the Cooperative Program for the Conservation of Japanese Art Objects Overseas
    • Workshops and International Seminar on the Conservation of Archaeological Metal Objects in the History Museum of Armenia
    • 26th Study Meeting on the Conservation of Modern Cultural Heritage, “Conservation and Restoration of Goryosha, Japanese Imperial Carriages”
    • 7th session of the Intergovernmental Committee for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage
    • 11th Expert Working Group Meeting for the Safeguarding of the Cultural Landscape and Archaeological Remains of the Bamiyan Valley World Heritage Property
    • An optical study of the Taima Mandala
    • The Department of Art Research, Archives, and Information Systems hosts its 46th public lecture series
    • 7th Public lecture of the Department of Intangible Cultural Heritage
    • Publications
    2012
    TOBUNKENNEWS DIGEST no.12 TOBUNKENNEWS DIGESTno.12 (PDF:768KB/20p)
    • Research on Intangible Cultural Properties in Areas Stricken by the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami
    • A Survey of the top of the Shochuhi Memorial and Work on the Memorial in Sendai
    • Conference on “ Reducing Energy Use in Museums Considering Environments for Conservation of Cultural Properties”
    • Technical Support for Recovery Process of Damaged Cultural Heritage Sites in the Historical District of Padang, Indonesia
    • Networking Core Centers Project for the Conservation of Traditional Buildings in the Kingdom of Bhutan
    • The Networking Core Centers for International Cooperation on Conservation of Cultural Heritage Project for the Protection of Cultural Heritage in the Kyrgyz Republic and Central Asia
    • International Cooperation on Conservation with Armenia -Series of Conservation Workshops in Armenia and a Seminar on Conservation in Japan-
    • Preliminary Research on Kezurikake-like Poles in Sarawak State, Borneo
    • Lecture by Mr. Hubert Guimet, Director of the Guimet Museum
    • Survey at the Guimet Museum of Asian Art
    • Lecture by Prof. Melanie Trede
    • Survey and Photography of Bukkoji Temple’s “Zenshin Shonin Shinran Dene"
    • Study and Photography of Yokoyama Taikan’s Yamaji [the Mountain Path] (Eisei Bunko collection) after its Restoration
    • Study of Biological Deterioration in Traditionally Painted Areas of Kirishima Shrine
    • The 25th Conference on Conservation and Restoration of Modern Cultural Heritage “Use of Oil-based Paints in Modern Architecture in Japan”
    • The 4th Session of the General Assembly of the States Parties to the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage
    • Research Exchanges with South Korea’s National Research Institute of Cultural Heritage: A Comparative Study of Buddhist Rituals
    • A Seminar on the Conservation of Wall Painting Fragments in the National Museum of Antiquities of Tajikistan
    • Survey of Myanmar as a Partnering Country by the Japan Consortium for International Cooperation in Cultural Heritage
    • Publication of Science for Conservation, Vol. 51
    • Environmental Conditions for Conservation of Cultural Properties Published
    • Networking Core Centers Project in Mongolia: Workshop on the Protection and Management of Amarbayasgalant Monastery
    • Publications
     
    TOBUNKENNEWS DIGEST no.11 TOBUNKENNEWS DIGESTno.11 (PDF:792KB/18p)
    • Completion of Emergency Measures to Rescue Damaged Artworks of the Rikuzentakata Municipal Museum
    • The 6th Conference on the Study of Intangible Folk Cultural Properties: “Intangible Cultural Heritage in Post-earthquake Reconstruction”
    • Survey of Flood Damege to the Ancient City of Ayutthaya in Thailand
    • Japan Consortium for International Cooperation in Cultural Heritage Symposium “Rescuing Cultural Heritage: A Firsthand Account of Emergency Conservation Efforts”
    • Study of a Newly Donated Item, a Biwa (a Type of Lute) with Mother-of-Pearl Designs of Flowers and Birds Named Ko-Cho-Gen, in the Saga Prefectural Museum
    • The 35th International Symposium on “Tradition and Transmission of Textile Techniques: Present Condition of Research and Conservation” was Held
    • International Course on Conservation of Japanese Paper
    • Training and Workshops at Amarbayasgalant Monastery in Mongolia
    • Training Course for Museum Curators in Charge of Conservation
    • Optical Study of The Western Kings on Horseback Screens
    • A Survey of Japan-Related Artworks in the Collection of the Azerbaijan State Museum of Art
    • An International Conference on the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Japan and South Korea was Held
    • 6th Public Lecture “Records of the Shuni-e Ritual (Omizu-tori) at Todaiji Temple”
    • 45th Public Lecture series, Dialogues on Objects and Images, hosted
    • “6th Session of the Intergovernmental Committe for the Safegurding of the Intangible Cultural Herritage”
    • Expert Working Group Meeting and the International Symposium to Preserve the Bamiyan Site, hosted by the Institute
    • Networking Core Centers for International Cooperation on Conservation of Cultural Heritage Project for the Protection of Cultural Heritage in the Kyrgyz Republic and Central Asia
    • 5th Conference on Traditional Restoration Materials and Synthetic Resins: Investigation and Restoration of Traditional Paints Used in Architectural Cultural Properties
    • Field Survey and Renewal of the Memorandum of Understanding regarding the Angkor Complex
    • Expert Meeting for the Conservation of the Ajanta Caves, India 2011
    • Seeking to Make the Meiji Period Art Journal Mizue Available on the Web
    • Acceptance of a donation
    • Publications
    2011
    TOBUNKENNEWS DIGEST no.10 TOBUNKENNEWS DIGEST no.10 (PDF:916KB/16p)
    • Salvage Project of Cultural Properties Damaged by Tsunami Report on a Conference to Share Information
    • International Symposium on “Reconstruction” and Cultural Heritage
    • Study of Techniques to Catch Japanese Cormorants in Jyu-o town, Hitachi City
    • Publication of Science for Conservation, Vol. 50
    • Holding of a Japanese-Korean Symposium on The Dynamics of Interaction between People and Objects: “Appraisal” in Art History
    • Study of the Techniques to Craft Kurume Ikat
    • An International Conference on “The Value and Competitive Power of Naganeupseong Folk Village as World Heritage” was held in Suncheon City,Jeollanam-do, South Korea
    • A Field Survey of Conservation of Modern Cultural Properties in France, Switzerland, and Germany
    • Survey of paintings in the US as part of the Cooperative Program for the Conservation of Japanese Art Objects Overseas
    • Survey of a Partnering Country by the Japan Consortium for International Cooperation in Cultural Heritage: Nan Madol Ruins in the Federated States of Micronesia
    • Seminar on Implementation of International Conservation Training Program
    • Seminar to Report on Joint Research into Modern Genre Paintings
    • Visiting Researcher Liu Chi-chun and Convening of a Conference of the Department of Art Research, Archives, and Information Systems
    • A Study of Yokoyama Taikan's Yamaji (the Mountain Path) at The National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto
    • Approaches to Theories of Conservation of Museum Materials Convened
    • Project for the Conservation Center in the Grand Egyptian Museum: Implementation of Occupational Health and Safety Training and Participation in a Phase 2 Study to Formulate a Detailed Plan
    • Cooperation in the Conservation of Cultural Heritage of the Republic of Armenia - Preparatory Team sent and the Conclusion of an Agreement
    • Conclusion of an Agreement between the Institute of History and Cultural Heritage of Academy of Science of the Kyrgyz Republic and the National Research Institute for Cultural Properties, Tokyo, Japan for Cooperation in the Conservation of Cultural Heritage of the Kyrgyz Republic
    • Publications
     
    TOBUNKENNEWS DIGEST no.9 TOBUNKENNEWS DIGEST no.9 (PDF:934KB/16p)
    • Completed Removal of the Wall Paintings in Kitora Tumulus
    • Survey on Yamaji (Mountain Road) Painted by Yokoyama Taikan
    • Survey on Deterioration of Maki-e and Lacquer (Urushi) Coating in the Main Shrine of Tsukubusuma-jinja
    • Survey at Joshibi University of Art and Design Museum (JAM)
    • Conservation of Wall Paintings of the Ajanta Caves Research Project -Overview of the 5th Mission Report
    • Cooperating for the Reconstruction of the Historic Townscape of Padang, Indonesia
    • Safeguarding of the Bamiyan Site Project - Overview of 10th mission
    • Conservation of Wall Painting Fragments in Tajikistan and Capacity Development (9th Mission) - Workshop -
    • Workshop on Paper Restoration in Berlin in the Framework of the Cooperative Program for the Conservation of Japanese Art Objects Overseas
    • Training of Iraqi Specialists for Conservation
    • International Course on Restoration of Japanese Paper
    • Workshop on Conservation and Use of Cultural Properties "The Present and Future of Gas Fumigants"
    • 24th Conference on International Cooperation on Conservation
    • 44th Public Lecture: The Dynamics of Interaction between Objects and People
    • Exhibiting Panels of the Institute at Ueno Junior High School, Taito-ku, Tokyo
    • Exhibited the Panels Obtained by Joint Research Investigation with the Tokugawa Art Museum
    • Photos Taken at the Dawn of Japanese Aviation History in the Tokorozawa Airfield Made Public
    • Publications
    2010
    TOBUNKENNEWS DIGEST no.8 TOBUNKENNEWS DIGEST no.8 (PDF:1258KB/16p)
    • Greetings from New Director General, Kamei Nobuo
    • Investigation on Filmon Sound Belt
    • Survey on Deterioration of Exterior Coating Material of Itsukushima Shrine
    • Microtremor Survey on Hokke-do at Todaiji Temple
    • Conservation of the Wall Painting Fragments in Tajikistan and Capacity Development (8th Mission)
    • Conservation Project of Thang Long Imperial Citadel: Conservation Science Experts Mission
    • Research on the Current Situation of Cultural Heritage Protection in Sri Lanka
    • Project for Documentation of Cultural Heritage in Central Asian Countries, funded by UNESCO/Japanese Funds-in-Trust: Turkmenistan
    • Joint Research with Indonesia on Cave Wall Paintings in Southern Sulawesi
    • Conservation Center in the Grand Egyptian Museum: Capacity Development Training of Conservation Specialists and Opening of the Center
    • International Workshop on the Conservation of Intangible Cultural Heritage: “Current status and issues on protection measures in Asia-Pacific region countries”
    • 4th Seminar on Traditional Restoration Materials and Synthetic Resins - Glue (I)
    • Workshop: Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures and Archives of Cultural Heritages in the UK
    • Workshops held on Temperature/Humidity Analysis in Cultural Property Facilities and Heat/Moisture Movement Analysis inside Building Components
    • Digital Image Gallery of Cultural Properties Established
    • Publication of “Capturing the 'Original': Conveying Cultural Properties”
    • ”75 Years history of the National Research Institute for Cultural Properties, Tokyo: Text” issued
    • Self-Evaluation Results for Fiscal Year 2009
    • Conclusion of Memorandum of Understanding for Research Cooperation and Exchange between the Guimet Museum, France and the National Research Institute for Cultural Properties, Tokyo
    • Publications
     
    TOBUNKENNEWS DIGEST no.7 TOBUNKENNEWS DIGEST no.7 (PDF:1086KB/16p)
    • Completing Continuous Removal of the Kitora Tumulus Pluster
    • Photos of Kabuki Taken by Mr. Umemura Yutaka
    • Research on the Earthquake Resistance of Buddha Statues Enshrined in Hokke-do, Todai-ji Temple
    • Indo-Japanese Project for the Conservation of Mural Paintings of the Ajanta Caves - Third Mission Report
    • Conservation and Restoration of Mural Painting Fragments in Tajikistan and Capacity Building (Sixth Mission)
    • Networking Core Centers Project: Training Workshop in Mongolia's Amarbayasgalant Monastery for Building Restoration
    • International Course on the Conservation of Japanese Lacquer
    • Training Course for Museum Curators in Charge of Conservation
    • International Symposium "Restoration of Japanese Paintings - Advanced Tecnology and Traditional Techniques"
    • Lecture on the Current Status of Cultural Property Protection in Iraq
    • Conserving Energy for Museums
    • Workshop: Nondestructive Examination of Biodeterioration of Cultural Heritage, Insect Damage Examination, and Use of Examination Results in Repair
    • 23rd Conference on International Cooperation on Conservation
    • Specialists Conference on the Conservation of the Thang Long Citadel Ruins
    • Participation in symposium simultaneously held with “Art of the Samurai” exhibition
    • 43rd Public Lecture: The Dynamics of Interaction between Objects and People
    • Creation of English Kids' Pages
    • Publications
    2009
    TOBUNKENNEWS DIGEST no.6 TOBUNKENNEWS DIGEST no.6 (PDF:675KB/16p)
    • Project for the Conservation of the Mural Paintings at Ajanta Caves: Report on the First Mission
    • Networking Core Centres for International Cooperation on Conservation of Cultural Heritage, Project in Mongolia
    • Examination of Sozo Shitenno Ryuzo, a National Treasure Enshrined in Kaidando of Todaiji Temple
    • Detaching the Mural Paintings of Kitora Tumulus
    • Finishing the Conservation Project for the Stone Statues of the Tombs of the Tang Dynasty in Shaanxi Province
    • Completion of the UNESCO/Japanese Funds-in-Trust Project on the Conservation and Restoration of the Longmen Grottoes
    • Cooperation in the Conservation of the Bamiyan Birch Bark Buddhist Manuscripts
    • Conservation and Restoration of Mural Painting Fragments in Tajikistan and Capacity Building (Fifth Mission)
    • Training of Iraqi Conservation Specialists
    • The Program for Capacity Building along the Silk Road: Historical Buildings Course
    • Cooperation with the Establishment of the Conservation Center of the Grand Egyptian Museum
    • Second Meeting of the Study Group on Safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage in Asia
    • Expert Meeting on Cultural Heritage in Asia and the Pacific
    • Japan-China Expert Workshop on Seismic-Countermeasures for Cultural Properties
    • Association Retrieval Site “So (Imagine) Book Search” and Art Documents Retrieval Database
    • Results of Self-Evaluation for Fiscal Year 2008
    • Publications

    TOBUNKENNEWS DIGEST no.5 TOBUNKENNEWS DIGEST no.5 (PDF:1833KB/16p)
    • Conclusion of the Agreement between the Department of Culture and Art, Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, Mongolia and the National Research Institute for Cultural Properties, Tokyo, Japan on Cooperation on the Conservation of Cultural Heritage of Mongolia
    • On-site investigation to support the restoration of cultural properties damaged by the Great Sichuan Earthquake
    • Development of an information system using GIS to protect cultural properties against disasters and investigation of cultural properties damaged by the Iwate - Miyagi Nairiku Earthquake in 2008
    • Preservation of the Buddhist Monastery of Ajina Tepa, Tajikistan
    • Conservation of fragments of mural paintings in Tajikistan (first to third missions) and holding of a workshop on the conservation of mural paintings excavated in Central Asia
    • International Symposium - Capturing the Original: Archives for Cultural Properties
    • Seminar: Energy Conservation at Museums in Consideration of an Appropriate Environment for Cultural Properties
    • Seminar on the joint research between Japan and Korea: Conservation environment for stone heritage
    • Workshop on conservation and restoration of stone statues of the tombs of Tang dynasty in Shaanxi (Xi'an)
    • Seminar on the maintenance of outdoor wooden cultural properties
    • Hosting the 22nd international workshop on conservation and restoration of cultural properties
    • Seminar on international trends in museums with regard to collections and collections care
    • Training of Afghan and Iraqi specialists
    • Research at the National Research Institute of Cultural Heritage of Korea
    • Completion of the training for earthen structures conservation group, a part of the program for capacity development along the Silk Road in China
    • International Course on Conservation of Japanese Paper 2008
    • Holding of the Training Course for Museum Curators in Charge of Conservation
    • Third Public Lecture of the Department of Intangible Cultural Heritage
    • 42nd Public Lecture: "The Dynamics of Interaction between Objects and People"
    • Conclusion of the agreement on the Indo-Japanese Project for Conservation of the Mural Paitnings at Ajanta Caves
    • Publications
    2008
    TOBUNKENNEWS DIGEST no.4 TOBUNKENNEWS DIGEST no.4 (PDF:1009KB/16p)
    • Exchange Program (Preliminary Investigation) in Mongolia
    • Preservation of the Buddhist Monastery of Ajina Tepa,Tajikistan
    • Cooperation for the Establishment of the Conservation Center for Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM-CC) in Cairo : Workshop on the Conservation of Paper Materials
    • Investigation of the Mural Paintings of the Dunhuang Mogao Grottoes and the Dispatch of Trainees
    • Completion of the Recording of Midori no Hayashi Gokanroku
    • Investigation of the Ways in which Information on Cultural Properties is Collected and Publicized in England
    • Investigation of Buddhist Statues at The Asian Art Museum of San Francisco
    • Conservation of the Mural Paintings of Kitora Tumulus, a Special Historic Site
    • Lecture by Dr.Chen Fang-mei of the Graduate Institute of Art History, National Taiwan University
    • Presentation by a Visiting Researcher
    • Meeting of Experts on the Conservation Project for the Stone Statues of the Tombs of Tang Dynasty in Shaanxi
    • 1st Seminar on Traditional Restoration Materials and Synthetic Resins : Deterioration of Metals used on Urushi Objects
    • 21st Conference on the Conservation of Modern Cultural Properties - “Conservation and Utilization of Aircrafts”
    • Seminar of the Center for Conservation Science and Restoration Techniques,“Solving the Mystery of the Triangular-rimmed Bronze Mirrors with Mythical Figure and Animal Designs - Materials,Techniques,Place of Manufacture”
    • 31st International Symposiun on the Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Property
    • Expert Meeting on Cultural Heritage in Asia and the Pacific,“Cultural Heritage of Central Asia and the Japanese Contribution”
    • “International Cooperation in Living Heritage”, a Workshop of the Japan Consortium for International Cooperation in Cultural Heritage
    • Conclution of the Statement of Mutual Agreement with the Division of Folklore and Folklife of the National Research Institute of Cultural Heritage,Korea
    • Conclusion of an Agreement on Cultural Exchange with the Korean National University of Cultural Heritage
    • Signing of an Agreement for Cooperation in the Conservation of Cultural Heritage in the Republic of Tajikistan
    • Result of Self-Evalution for the Fiscal Year 2007
    • Publications

    TOBUNKENNEWS DIGEST no.3 TOBUNKENNEWS DIGEST no.3 (PDF:1052KB/12p)
    • Preparations for the International Symposium on the Conservation andRestoration of Cultural Property for the Fiscal Year 2008
    • Research Project for Painting Techniques, Constituent Materials andConservation of the Mural Paintings of the Ajanta Caves
    • Joint Investigation in Southeastern Korea - Joint Research between Japanand Korea
    • Interview concerning HayashiMusic for Ningyojoruri Bunraku
    • Conservation of the Wall Paintings of Kitora Tumulus, a Special HistoricSite
    • Japan-China Joint Study on the Conservation of Stone Cultural Properties (Tomb of the Tang Dynasty Emperor in Shaanxi Province and the LongmenGrottoes)
    • Mission Report on the “Safeguarding of the Bamiyan Site” in 2007
    • Mission Report on the Activities for the Preservation of Cultural Heritagein TajikistanBy Arimura Mako
    • Program for Capacity Building alongthe Silk Road
    • Evaluation Seminar, 2007 of the International Course on the Conservationof Japanese Lacquer
    • Workshop for the Publication of A Study of Exhibits from Art Exhibitions ofthe Showa Era (Pre-World War II volume)
    • Lectures at the International Seminar for Traditional and Ritual Theatre(Tehran)
    • 2nd Public Lecture of the Department of Intangible Cultural Heritage:“Kamigata yosebayashi - Works of Hayashiya Tomi”
    • Special Exhibit, “Kuroda Seiki in Photographs”
    • Publications
    2007
    TOBUNKENNEWS DIGEST no.2 TOBUNKENNEWS DIGEST no.2 (PDF:604KB/16p)
    • Foreword
    • The 30th International Symposium on the Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Property
    • Expert Meeting on Cultural Heritage in Asia and the Pacific - Strategy Development and Needs Assessment
    • Expert Meeting for the Rehabilitation of the Prambanan Temple Compounds in Indonesia
    • Project for the Preservation of the Buddhist Monastery of Ajina Tepa in Tajikistan
    • Program for Capacity Development along the Silk Road
    • Joint Research on the Mural Paintings of Dunhuang Mogao Grottoes and the Dispatch of Trainees
    • Conservation of the Wall Paintings of Takamatsuzuka Tumulus, a National Treasure
    • The 20th Seminar on the Conservation of Modern Cultural Properties
    • A Study on Yashiro Yukio's View of Asian Art
    • Study of the Hollow Dry Lacquer Technique - Seated Bodhisattva with One Leg Pendant at Ryugeji
    • Featuring the Monthly Report on the Website
    • Self - evaluation for the Fiscal Year 2006
    • Publications

    TOBUNKENNEWS DIGEST no.1 TOBUNKENNEWS DIGEST no.1 (PDF:355KB/16p)
    • On the Publication of TOBUNKENNEWS DIGEST
    • Mission Report on the “Safeguarding of the Bamiyan Site”
    • Training Project for Iraqi Experts in Conservation
    • The 29th International Symposium on the Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Property, “Mural Paintings of the Silk Road: Cultural Exchanges between East and West“
    • Signing of a Memorandum of Understanding concerning Joint Research at the Angkor Site, Cambodia
    • Seminar of the Cooperative Research with the National Research Institute of Cultural Heritage, Korea: Conservation and Environment of Stone Cultural Properties
    • Signing of a Memorandum for The Cooperative Program for the Conservation of Japanese Art Objects Overseas
    • International Course on Conservation of Japanese Paper 2006
    • Exhibition of High-Digital Images of Ban Dainagon Emaki, a National Treasure
    • 40th Public Lecture by the Department of Fine Arts
    • The Project to Publish a History of 75 Years
    • Environmental Control inside the Conservation Facility of the Kitora Tumulus
    • Seminar on Hygrothermal Analysis of the Environment surrounding Cultural Properties
    • Seminar on Biological Damage to Wooden Cultural Properties and Measures for its Control
    • Seminar Course for Museum Curators
    • Records Produced by Kokyoku Hozonkai: Audio Material Formerly in the Collection of TAKEUCHI Michitaka
    • Publications
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