Nara National Research Institute for Cultural Properties

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Headquarters of Nara National Research Institute for Cultural Properties
Nara National Research Institute for Cultural Properties
奈良文化財研究所
Established 1952
Director General Matsumura Keiji
Location Nara, Nara Prefecture, Japan
Address 2-9-1, Nijo-cho, Nara City 630-8577 Japan
Website Home Page(English)
Home Page(Japanese)

The Nara National Research Institute for Cultural Properties (奈良文化財研究所?, Nara Bunkazai Kenkyū-jo), also known by its former name, the Nara Research Institute for Cultural Properties, is one of two research institutes that comprise the National Institutes for Cultural Heritage, an independent administrative institution created in 2001. Established in April 1952 as part of the National Commission for Protection of Cultural Properties,A the institute is located in the city of Nara, in Nara Prefecture, Japan, with branches elsewhere in Nara Prefecture.[1] The institute is divided into departments for the excavation and restoration of the Asuka Palace, the Fujiwara Palace, and the Heijō Palace, historical remains, gardens, and other archaeological sites, and for the study of documents from Japan's early history.[2] The Asuka Historical Museum is also managed by the institute.[3]

History[edit]

Timeline[edit]

Organizational structure[edit]

  • Department of Planning and Coordination
    • Planning and Coordination Section
    • Data and Information Cooperation Section
    • International Cooperation Section
    • Exhibition Section
    • Photography Section
  • Department of Cultural Heritage
    • Historical Document Section
    • Architectural History Section
    • Cultural Landscape Section
    • Site Stabilization Section
  • Department of Imperial Palace Sites Investigations
    • Archaeology Section 1
    • Archaeology Section 2
    • Archaeology Section 3
    • History Section
    • Architectural Feature Section
  • Center for Archaeological Operations
    • Conservation Science Section
    • Environmental Archaeology Section
    • Dating Section
    • Archaeological Research Methodology Section
  • Asuka Historical Museum (Asuka, Nara Prefecture)
    • Curatorial Section
    • Affairs Section[6]

Transportation[edit]

The Nara National Research Institute for Cultural Properties is located in close proximity to the Yamato-Saidaiji Station on the Kintetsu Nara Line, Kyoto Line, and Kashihara Line.

Footnote[edit]

A.^ The home page of the Institute dates its establishment to April 1952;[1] other sources list 1972.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "About us". Nara, Nara Prefecture: Nara National Research Institute for Cultural Properties. 2011. Retrieved 2012-05-28. 
  2. ^ "奈良文化財研究所". Dijitaru daijisen (in Japanese). Tokyo: Shogakukan. 2012. Retrieved 2012-05-28. 
  3. ^ a b "Nara Research Institute for Cultural Properties". Encyclopedia of Japan. Tokyo: Shogakukan. 2012. Retrieved 2012-05-28. 
  4. ^ a b IAI National Institutes for Cultural Heritage. (2007). Outline, PDF/p. 5.
  5. ^ "Outline of the Institute". Nara, Nara Prefecture: Nara National Research Institute for Cultural Properties. 2011. Retrieved 2012-05-28. 
  6. ^ "Organization". Nara, Nara Prefecture: Nara National Research Institute for Cultural Properties. 2011. Retrieved 2012-05-28. 

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Coordinates: 34°41′30.20″N 135°47′17.20″E / 34.6917222°N 135.7881111°E / 34.6917222; 135.7881111