Secrets of the Tokyo National Museum
Part 1: Conservation Science
Broadcast on July 7, 2015
For the next 2 weeks, we'll be featuring the Tokyo National Museum. Leaving the studio, our anchors visit the museum's exhibition rooms and areas that visitors aren't normally allowed in - for example, the truck yard and a room where an ukiyo-e is being restored. There are treasures everywhere! Yet the focus is on ""Conservation Science"". What methods are used at the museum to preserve and exhibit the cultural properties so that they'll remain intact for the next 100 or 200 years? Their guide is Nobuyuki Kamba, who holds a doctor's degree in art and who supervises the remedial conservation work performed at the Tokyo National Museum.
In the J-Innovators section, Michelle visits a takumi who developed an innovative base isolation stand that protects cultural properties from earthquakes. In this Science View, we'll show you what goes on behind the scenes. Whether you frequent museums or not, this is a must-see!
Available untill July 15, 2015