1［Using Digital Archives to Create a Research Network of Japanese Cultural Resources in the UK and Utilizing Digital Resources for Japanese Studies（デジタルアーカイブによる在英日本文化資源の組織間共有と教育的活用実践）］April 1, 2021(Thu)
This research project has been undertaken jointly by the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures (SISJAC) and the Art Research Center, Ritsumeikan University (ARC). It is creating a pilot project centred on the construction of a portal site for an online open access database that will make accessible research materials in UK collections. In parallel, the project seeks to enhance research networking among curators in UK museums with Japanese collections.
SISJAC and the University of East Anglia (UEA) have established a new MA programme started in September 2020. The development of an online catalogue will provide opportunities for our students to be involved in the creation of a cutting-edge resource and help to foster relationships with leading museum collections in UK, providing a state-of-the-art resource for research and teaching. This should lead us to a richer, more powerful understanding of the emergence of Japanese arts and cultures.［Using Digital Archives to Create a Research Network of Japanese Cultural Resources in the UK and Utilizing Digital Resources for Japanese Studies（デジタルアーカイブによる在英日本文化資源の組織間共有と教育的活用実践）］May 1, 2020(Fri)
This research project conducted jointly by the Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Arts and Cultures (SISJAC) and Art Research Center (ARC), forms part of a larger project to gain new insights into Japanese arts and cultures by cataloguing all public (and some private) Japanese collections in the UK. While some preliminary surveys have been undertaken of the collections of Japanese artefacts, there still is no satisfactory overview of the breadth of UK collections. As the UK's dedicated research centre for Japanese Arts and Cultures, SISJAC will be a key institute in developing the digital archive, as well as in raising awareness about its utility within the British and global academic communities, as well as in public outreach.
Alongside these digital archiving projects, we will organise workshops with curators from UK museums with Japanese collections and students from local universities to enrich understanding of Japanese collections in the UK.