09 October 2009

University-run museums are a hidden treasure in Japan


>> Saturday, Sept. 19, 2009

University museums drawing crowds with research dazzle
Kyodo News

University-run museums are gaining attention not only for their free admission but also for in-depth exhibitions that reflect their latest achievements in research.

A guidebook published this month on some 100 university-run museums in the Tokyo area may prompt more people to seek intellectual stimulation at the exhibitions.

Tokyo Daigaku Hakubutsukan Guide (Tokyo University Museum Guide), written by freelance journalist Satoru Otsubo, 41, delves into various campus exhibition corners recently opened to the public, including exhibitions on art and architecture and showings of industrial machines that are set in motion before people's eyes. <<

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