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Preserving cultural properties in Universities

Preserving cultural properties in Universities

Welcome to Week 2

This week, we will look at preservation and utilization of cultural properties at Keio University, with a special focus on the Ex-Noguchi Room. The material is divided into three sections covering: examples of preservation/restoration, procedures for use, and examples of use. As you learn about these topics, we’d like you to consider how cultural properties can be used.

Cultural properties and artistic resources exist in various places, not just museums. Universities are one such place. In Week 2, we will consider how to achieve both preservation and use of cultural properties, especially buildings, at universities. Keio University has paintings, sculptures, and many other cultural properties on the campus grounds and inside buildings. Maintenance is provided for these properties.

This week, we will think together about the potential for preservation and utilization at universities, through actual examples of preservation/restoration work, utilization, and awareness-raising, with a special focus on the Ex-Noguchi Room. Please take note of the scenes of restoration work by restorers, overviews of events we have planned, and guidelines for use.

Media Usami Cleaning Yagate Subete ga Hitotsu no En no Naka ni (“Eventually They All Come into a Circle No.1”) by Keiji Usami © Keio University Art Center

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Invitation to Ex-Noguchi Room: Preservation and Utilization of Cultural Properties in Universities

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