August 14, 2018

Cultural Heritage: ColBase (Integrated Collections Database of the National Museums, Japan)

ColBase provides a user interface and search results in English to search/find metadata and images (if available) of the holdings from the following museums:

Tokyo National Museum
As Japan’s foremost museum in the humanities field, Tokyo National Museum collects, preserves, manages, and displays cultural properties from across Japan and other Asian regions, while also conducting research and providing educational programs.

Kyoto National Museum
Kyoto National Museum collects, preserves, manages, and displays cultural properties, while also conducting research and providing educational programs. The focus is on works from the Heian period to the Edo period. a time when Kyoto was the capital of Japan.
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Nara National Museum
Nara National Museum collects preserves, manages, and displays Cultural while also conducting research and providing education programs. The focus is Buddhist art and the cultural properties of Nara.

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ColBase “Advance Search”

Kyushu National Museum
Kyushu National Museum collects, preserves, manages, and displays cultural properties. while also conducting research and providing educational programs. The focus is on cultural assets related to Japan’s cultural exchanges with other Asian regions.

Direct to ColBase

See Also: Mechanical Translation of ColBase “About Page” (via Google Translate)

Gary Price About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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