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This column on experts and tools related to cultural heritage and international cooperation activities will be regularly updated.

This column on experts and tools related to cultural heritage and international cooperation activities will be regularly updated.

EXPERTS

View interviews with experts involved in the JCIC-Heritage.

There are always new discoveries to be made in research on ancient ruins. In South America, it is still getting more interesting all the time!

There are always new discoveries to be made in research on ancient ruins. In South America, it is still getting more interesting all the time!

Deputy Director-General
Professor, Department of Modern Society and Civilization
National Museum of Ethnology, Japan (Minpaku)

Yuji Seki

Deputy Chair, Japan Consortium for International Cooperation in Cultural Heritage (JCIC-Heritage)
Specialist in Andean archaeology and cultural anthropology. He became actively involved in the preservation and development of cultural heritage while conducting archaeological excavations in ceremonial centers in the northern highlands of Peru since 1979 to study the formation of Andean Civilization.

Keeping the flame of hope alive in a critical situation

Keeping the flame of hope alive in a critical situation

Technical Adviser, Archaeological Institute of Kashihara, Nara Prefecture

Kiyohide SAITO

Member, Subcommittee for West Asia, Japan Consortium for International Cooperation in Cultural Heritage
A specialist in archeology of West Asia, Mr. Saito served previously as Deputy Director of the Archaeological Institute of Kashihara and as Chief Curator of the Institute’s Museum. For the 22-year period from 1990 through 2011, he visited Palmyra, Syria every year to take part in excavation of tombs along with their recovery and restoration.

It’s no exaggeration to say  that<br> the future of humanity rests on international cooperation activities in cultural heritage.

It’s no exaggeration to say that
the future of humanity rests on international cooperation activities in cultural heritage.

Director, Sophia Asia Center for Research and Human Development
Professor (By Special Appointment), Sophia University

Yoshiaki Ishizawa

Chairperson, Japan Consortium for International Cooperation in Cultural Heritage
Areas of specialization: Southeast Asian history, cultural heritage, and monument inscriptions. While devoting many years to research and study of the ruins at Angkor in Cambodia and related human-resources development, Dr. Ishizawa is also involved in international cooperation activities with specialists and researchers in Japan and around the world and leading the JCIC-Heritage with its over 400 members.

The Japan Consortium for International Cooperation in Cultural Heritage:<br>Another path charted by Ikuo Hirayama

The Japan Consortium for International Cooperation in Cultural Heritage:
Another path charted by Ikuo Hirayama

Professor Emeritus, Wako University

Kosaku Maeda

Vice-chairperson, the Japan Consortium for International Cooperation in Cultural Heritage
A specialist in the history of Asian culture and philosophy, Dr. Maeda has participated in field work in the regions of West Asia and South Asia for many years, starting with an archaeological study of the ruins of Bamiyan in Afghanistan in 1964.
He has played a major role in preservation projects, particularly at Bamiyan, and he continues to send messages to the world the importance of protecting cultural heritage under conflict.

TOOLS

Read about essential tools for international cooperation activities in cultural heritage and how they are used.

Archaeologists’ work in focus: Understanding and transferring ancient technology to future generations

Archaeologists’ work in focus: Understanding and transferring ancient technology to future generations

When you picture an archaeologist excavating ancient remains, it seems like such a romantic job, but, in actual fact, the work carried out on site involves steady, detailed tasks, repeated over and over again. That’s because the archaeologists don’t want to miss a single piece of precious information that those ruins might provide us, but to record them accurately, and also because they recognize it is the value of those cultural heritage that ensures their protection. The same thing can be said of every fragment of broken pottery, so, this time, we talk to an archaeologist about the drawing process of these pieces of ancient history.

FEATURED TOPICS

View reports focusing up close on various methods and the specific content of activities in international cooperation activities in cultural heritage.

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