The ARC Spring Newsletter (April 2021) is available - イベント情報

The ARC Spring Newsletter (April 2021) is available

With the establishment of the International Joint Digital Archiving Center for Japanese Art and Culture (ARC-iJAC) in 2019, the Art Research Center strives to push the internationalization of research activities that transcend disciplines and geographic boundaries.


Since its establishment in 1998, the ARC has been publishing the bulletin every year in March with the purpose of widely publicizing the research activities and outcomes of the center's projects. >>Read the bulletin
Interview with Prof. Takanobu Nishiura (College of Information Science and Engineering, Ritsumeikan University)
Professor Nishiura talks about preserving Japanese music from the past with digital technology and improving society through sound.
He explains how he reproduced the unique sound of the Gion Festival and the shikokin, a traditional Japanese music box, in a highly realistic way.
Furthermore, he introduces the concept of space-sharing through flexible audio spot technology.
>> Read full interview
The museum is home to the collections of Philipp Franz Balthasar von Siebold, Jan Cock Blomhoff (Head of the Dutch East India Company in Dejima), and others.
The extensive collection of Japanese artifacts includes ukiyo-e prints, copperplate prints, and early Japanese books. >> Enter the database
On March 22 & 21, the ARC co-organized a special exhibition at the Nagae Family Residence, a tangible cultural property designated by Kyoto City.
Items on display included kimonos, historical trading documents, and daily necessities from the Nagae family collection.
They were made publicly available for the first time, providing a glimpse into the daily life and business of a kimono fabric wholesaler in the early Shōwa era. >>Read more
Digital Archiving Project about Pre-war Theater Programs of the Kabuki-za, Tokyo, held by the Shochiku Otani Library
As part of this research project, adopted by the ARC-iJAC, the bound pre-war theater programs of the Kabuki-za are dismantled into single volumes to prepare them for digital photography which the ARC Studio has documented in the above video.
The digitized programs will be integrated into the Shochiku Otani Library's Shibai Banzuke Browsing System and made available online. >>Read more
FY2020 Annual Report Meeting of the ARC-iJAC & Program for Supporting Research Center Formation
& FY2021 ARC-iJAC Adopted Joint Research Projects
Concluding the fiscal year, the FY2020 Annual Report Meeting was held on February 19 & 20, 2021 via Zoom and YouTube.
Furthermore, we have announced the FY2021 Adopted Joint Research Projects of the ARC-iJAC.

FY2020 ARC-iJAC Project Spotlights

Background interview with Andrew Gerstle (Emeritus Professor, SOAS University of London, UK & Project Leader). >> Read more
Background interview with Akihiro Tsukamoto (Associate Professor, Tokushima Univ., Japan & Project Leader). >>Read more
Upcoming Events
Wednesday, April 28, 2021, 18:00-19:30
83rd International ARC Seminar (Webinar)
1. The Problem of Distance in Digital Art History: Using the ResearchSpace Knowledge system to capture research methods and thinking (in English) Abstract

Speaker: Dominic Oldman
(Head of ResearchSpace & Senior Curator, British Museum, UK)

2. Various Needs of Chinese Classics in East Asia / 東アジアにおける漢籍需要の多様性 (in Japanese)
Speaker: Riku Tono
(Assistant Professor, Kinugasa Research Organization, RU)
Previous Issues:
Winter Newsletter 2020
Autumn Newsletter 2020
Summer Newsletter 2020
Spring Newsletter 2020
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