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This publication provides updated information regarding museums and museology in present-day Asia, targeting Japan, Mongolia, Myanmar, and Thailand.Asian nations at the present time have built or are constructing their very own museology and museums, which aren't easy copies of ecu or North American versions. This publication presents readers with conscientiously selected examples of museum activities—for instance, exhibition and sharing details, database development, entry to and conservation of museum collections, relationships among museums and native groups, and overseas cooperation within the box of cultural history. Readers are anticipated to incorporate museum execs and museology students.Throughout the process this booklet, the reader will remember the fact that a museum isn't just a spot for accumulating, representing, and conserving cultural historical past but additionally performs a basic position in neighborhood improvement. This ebook is extremely instructed to readers who search a global imaginative and prescient of museum studies.The peer-reviewed chapters during this quantity are written models of the lectures introduced by way of chosen audio system on the foreign symposium "New Horizons for Asian Museums and Museology" held in February 2015 on the nationwide Museum of Ethnology, Japan.

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New Horizons for Asian Museums and Museology

This publication provides updated information regarding museums and museology in present-day Asia, concentrating on Japan, Mongolia, Myanmar, and Thailand. Asian international locations at the present time have built or are constructing their very own museology and museums, which aren't basic copies of ecu or North American types. This booklet presents readers with rigorously selected examples of museum activities—for instance, exhibition and sharing details, database development, entry to and conservation of museum collections, relationships among museums and native groups, and foreign cooperation within the box of cultural history.

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Memorial museums have collections that are different from those of regional cultural museums; they house the belongings of the person remembered, for instance, the clothing, furniture, books, utensils, and documents of General Aung San and U Thant. At present, U Thant’s House Museum is also established by a private sector in Yangon. 3 Brief History of Archaeological Museums Three ancient cities, namely, Sri Ksetra, Beikthano, and Halin are now in the World Heritage List. Among them, Sri Ksetra Museum (Fig.

Currently, these very rare findings are kept in the storage facility of the Mongolia Natural History Museum. C. Andrews took with them a number of its findings without leaving them in Mongolia (Tsendsuren 2014: 29). Currently, these findings are kept in the storage facility of the Natural History Museum in New York. These measures organized by the Institute of Sutras and Scripts in the mid-1920s were of great importance in the establishment of a museum in Mongolia. Thus, a first modern day of exhibition started in Mongolia on December 25, 1924.

This way, it opened the channel to losing the cultural products created by the Mongols, and many historical and cultural heritages created by many generations of Mongol nomads began their passage over the Mongolian border. Many historical and cultural heritages that illegally left this country at that time are currently kept in the museums of European countries such as Britain, France, Finland, Denmark, Austria, Sweden, and Russia (Konagaya and Lkhagvasuren 2014: 76). The authority of communist-socialist ideology in Mongolia continued up to the 1990s.

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