Hiroshima University Syllabus

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Academic Year 2022Year School/Graduate School Hiroshima University Museum
Lecture Code 87040001 Subject Classification Specialized Education
Subject Name 博物館資料保存論
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Conservation Science of Museum Objects
シミズ ノリオ,アサノ トシヒサ
Campus Higashi-Hiroshima Semester/Term 3rd-Year,  First Semester,  2Term
Days, Periods, and Classrooms (2T) Thur5-8:EDU L102
Lesson Style Lecture Lesson Style
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Lectures, Discussions, Presentations by students, field trip .  Online:Microsoft Teams 
Credits 2.0 Class Hours/Week   Language of Instruction J : Japanese
Course Level 3 : Undergraduate High-Intermediate
Course Area(Area) 23 : Arts and Humanities
Course Area(Discipline) 10 : Museology
Eligible Students
Keywords museum, cultural assets,Natural history specimen,regional resource 
Special Subject for Teacher Education   Special Subject  
Class Status
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Itemized discussion of museology. Know-how about preservation of a museum object is learned. 
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Class Objectives
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Understanding scientifically about the specimens preservation and exhibition environment and collection environment in a museum.Through to acquire knowledge for storing specimens , to acquire the basic ability of the storage of the sample. In addition, learn the eco museum theory was born as a movement to re- question the way the museum, to obtain knowledge about the application aspects to consider the relationship of regional resources and museum materials. 
Class Schedule lesson1:Guidance-About a curator in a university museum.(Norio Shimizu)
lesson2:History and ethics(Norio Shimizu)
lesson3:Utilization and conservation of regional resources
(Landscape conservation, historic town, cultural assets(Toshihisa Asano) 
lesson4:Utilization and conservation of regional resources(Environmental protection, environmental education, citizen participation)(Toshihisa Asano) 
lesson5:Specimen preservation measure in a university museum(Norio Shimizu)
lesson6:The temperature-humidity and air conditioning(Norio Shimizu)
lesson7:Light and illumination(Norio Shimizu)
lesson8:Aerial pollution(Norio Shimizu)
lesson9:Example of preservation of regional resource(Natural monument giant salamander)(Norio Shimizu)
lesson10:Example of preservation of regional resource(Natural monument giant salamander)(Norio Shimizu)
lesson11:Damage by a creature(Norio Shimizu)
lesson12:Prevention of disasters and measures(Norio Shimizu)
lesson13:Outdoor environment(Norio Shimizu)

lesson14:Discussion(Norio Shimizu)
lesson15:Summary(Norio Shimizu) Examination(Norio Shimizu)

We will impose the final exam and report. 
Conservation Science of Museum Objects(National Research Institute for Cultural Properties, Tokyo) 
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Learning techniques to be incorporated  
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Preparation and
To create the opportunity to as much as possible museum tours, to observe the example of the exhibition, and a habit to think about how the preservation of specimens. 
Requirements Tours may be held on Saturdays and Sundays. 
Grading Method Students will be evaluated based upon the participation and contribution in classes. Report(20%) and the final examination(80%). Grading distribution: 90-100% = excellent (S); 80-89% = very good (A); 79-70% = good (B); 60-69% = fair (C); below 59% = fail (D). 
Practical Experience Experienced  
Summary of Practical Experience and Class Contents based on it Establishment and operation of a university museum (2006-). Aim for practical curator education through display of materials, preservation of specimen, and commentary on exhibits. 
Please fill in the class improvement questionnaire which is carried out on all classes.
Instructors will reflect on your feedback and utilize the information for improving their teaching. 
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