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New Horizons for Asian Museums and Museology

Editors: Sonoda, Naoko (Ed.)

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  • Demonstrates how Asian countries are developing their own museology and museums, which are not simple copies of European or North American models
  • Uses carefully chosen examples to describe museums and museology in Asia today, focusing on Japan, Mongolia, Myanmar, and Thailand
  • Presents an integrated achievement of an effort of more than 20 years by the National Museum of Ethnology, Japan, in international human resource development in museology
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This book presents up-to-date information about museums and museology in present-day Asia, focusing on Japan, Mongolia, Myanmar, and Thailand.Asian countries today have developed or are developing their own museology and museums, which are not simple copies of European or North American models. This book provides readers with carefully chosen examples of museum activities—for example, exhibition and sharing information, database construction, access to and conservation of museum collections, relationships between museums and local communities, and international cooperation in the field of cultural heritage. Readers are expected to include museum professionals and museology students.Throughout the course of this book, the reader will understand that a museum is not only a place for collecting, representing, and preserving cultural heritage but also plays a fundamental role in community development. This book is highly recommended to readers who seek a worldwide vision of museum studies.The peer-reviewed chapters in this volume are written versions of the lectures delivered by selected speakers at the international symposium "New Horizons for Asian Museums and Museology" held in February 2015 at the National Museum of Ethnology, Japan.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)
  • Introduction: Twenty-Year of International Cooperation for Museums and Museology

    Pages 1-15

    Sonoda, Naoko

  • Museums in Myanmar: Brief History and Actual Perspectives

    Pages 19-36

    Zan, Nu Mra

  • The Current Status of Mongolia’s Museums: Changes Taking Place in the Practical Activities of Museums Since the 1990s

    Pages 37-55

    Lkhagvasuren, Ichinkhorloo

  • Policies for National Museum Management: Solutions and Development

    Pages 57-67

    Incherdchai, Jarunee

  • The Creation of a Registration and Information Database for Cultural Heritage in Mongolia

    Pages 71-88

    Enkhbat, Galbadrakh

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
New Horizons for Asian Museums and Museology
Editors
  • Naoko Sonoda
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer Singapore
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and the Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-981-10-0886-3
DOI
10.1007/978-981-10-0886-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-10-0885-6
Softcover ISBN
978-981-10-9275-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 204
Number of Illustrations
130 b/w illustrations
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