Using Museums

Research project

  Museums and the Revitalization of Cultural Heritage: Towards the Practical Involvement of Inter-University Research Institutes in the Reconstruction process after the Great East Japan Earthquake

Lead researcher

  HIDAKA Shingo (National Museum of Ethnology)


  This project aims to examine how the heritage of a culture that has suffered catastrophic damage can be restored for practical use and to explore what role the Inter-University Research Institutes can play in the reconstruction.


1. Building a permanent storage system for tangible cultural properties
2. Supporting the preservation of intangible cultural heritage and contributing to society
3. Developing a database for archiving records and memories of damage caused by past    earthquakes and tsunamis
4. Developing a system for cooperation among museums when disasters strike