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Dissemination of Achievements and Information


Public lecture of the Department of Art Research, Archives and Information Systems


 With the aim of informing the general public of the research on cultural properties conducted at the Institute, the Department holds scholarly lectures public. The first such public lecture was held in 1966. Recent lecture series have included “The Dynamics of Interaction between People and Objects” (2006–2010) and “Dialogue with Objects/Images” (2011–2015). The public lecture for 2019, the 53rd lecture, will be the continuation of the theme from the previous year, on “Pathway from Form, Pathway to Form, ” and is scheduled in autumn.

Leaflet for the 52nd Public Lecture

Public Lecture of the Department of Intangible Cultural Heritage


 Public lecture is held every year about the results of research conducted by the Department of Intangible Cultural Heritage. The 13th public lecture will be held this year.

Scene from the 12th Public Lecture of
the Department of Intangible Cultural Heritage

Conference on the Study of Intangible Folk Cultural Properties


 Persons engaged in the administration of the preservation of cultural properties, representatives of preservation groups and researchers meet annually to discuss various issues associated with intangible folk cultural properties. The 13th conference will be held in December.


 当研究所2階の資料閲覧室では、所蔵の図書・雑誌・展覧会図録・写真資料などを閲覧することができます。図書・画像等の資料は、コンピュータによる検索が可能です。明治大正期の貴重雑誌はマイクロフィルム等で閲覧することができます。写真資料は、主題別・ 作家別に分類・配架されています。

開室:毎週月・水・金曜日10:00 ~ 17:00
   (受付は10:00~ 12:00、13:00~ 16:30)

 In the the Library on the second floor of the Institute, visitors can look into books, magazines, exhibition catalogues and photographs. Books and image data are retrievable from computer database. Magazines published in the Meiji and Taisho periods can be perused on microfilm. Photographs are classified according to subject and artist.

Opening hours: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, 10:00 - 17:00
except public holidays, summer holidays and New Year holidays
(Reception: 10:00 - 12:00, 13:00 - 16:30)

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