National Research Institute for Cultural Properties, Tokyo

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National Research Institute for Cultural Properties, Tokyo (東京文化財研究所, Tōkyō Bunkazai Kenkyū-jo), also known as Tobunken, is a semi-governmental entity which focuses on the preservation of Japan's cultural heritage of objects, artworks and writings.[1]

Tobunken is an Independent Administrative Institution (IAI).[2]

History[change | change source]

Tobunken was founded in 1930 as the Art Research Institute.[3]

In 1952 Tobunken was reorganized into the Tokyo National Research Institute for Cultural Properties.[3]

A department of restoration techniques was added in 1973 and an archive set up in 1977.[3]

A program for international cooperation was set up in 1993.[3]

In 2001, the Tokyo Institute and the Nara National Research Institute for Cultural Properties merged.[1]

In 2007, the Research Institutes were merged with the Tokyo National Museum, the Kyoto National Museum, the Nara National Museum and the Kyushu National Museum.[1]

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References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Independent Administrative Institution (IAI), National Institutes for Cultural Heritage. (2007). National Research Institute for Cultural Properties, Tokyo, p. 26 [PDF/p. 28 of 44]; retrieved 2012-5-29.
  2. 独立行政法人一覧 ("The List of Independent Administrative Institutions"), 2009; retrieved 2012-2-9.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 National Research Institute for Cultural Properties, History; retrieved 2012-5-29.

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