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National Museum of Ethnology, Suita
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国立民族学博物館(こくりつみんぞくがくはくぶつかん、National Museum of Ethnology)は、人間文化研究機構を構成する大学共同利用機関である。民族学・文化人類学を中心とした研究・展示を行っている、博物館を持った研究所である。略称は民博(みんぱく)。大阪府吹田市の万博記念公園にある。現在、総合研究大学院大学の文化科学研究科も設置されている。根拠法は、国立大学法人法第2条の3項・4項。機構長は立本成文。館長は須藤健一。歴史東京帝国大学の学生だった渋沢敬三(後の蔵相、日銀総裁)が1921年に東京・三田にある自邸の車庫の屋根裏部屋を利用して、アチック・ミューゼアム(屋根裏博物館)をつくり、二高時代の同級生らと共に動植物の標本や民具などの蒐集を始めた。1935年には渋沢と白鳥庫吉らを中心に日本民族学会が設立され、国立民族学博物館設立を構想し、政府に陳情したが、戦局の悪化から採り上げられなかった。そこで、渋沢は1937年に自らの手で東京・保谷に博物館を建設し、アチック・ミュージアムに収蔵されていた二万点に及ぶ民具標本を移転させ、建物と資料を日本民族学会に寄贈し、日本民族学会附属研究所と附属民族学博物館となった。しかし、一学会だけで運営・維持することは難しく、また、自らの死期を悟った渋沢は1962年に民族学博物館所蔵の資料を文部省史料館(現・国文学研究資料館)に寄贈し、将来に国立民族学博物館が設立された時には、これらの資料を移管する旨の約束を政府との間で交わした。渋沢の死後、1964年に日本民族学会などは国立民族研究博物館の設置を政府に要望し、1965年には日本学術会議が総理大臣に国立民族学研究博物館の設置を勧告した。一方で、1970年に開催された日本万国博覧会では、岡本太郎がチーフプロデューサー・小松左京がサブ・プロデューサーを務めるテーマ館に世界中の神像や仮面、生活用品などを陳列するため、東京大学教授の泉靖一と京都大学教授の梅棹忠夫らが中心となって、世界中から資料を蒐集していた。
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  • 11 / 19, 20, as well as the World Expo Park here was free. Exhibit is introduction of various arts "show Expo" in made in Japan once. Human pump or great men had a!, and is a great age had a freak show now, so we have against you?.
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  • East Croydon is to your liking. However isn't going to spend lots of time half the fun. You're going to know something new in video and real is experience and documents and Visual tactile is not either in play is.
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  • Too huge world exhibit was overwhelming. Didn't take toll on Park... at the park entrance, go to the National Museum that day were also seen without being carried out and would tell us and show the Kansai museum pass port (Kansai museum pass port in be free). However, considerable walking from the train station, so next is the car (from the parking lot soon enough).
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  • Vast collection, especially strong on Japan, Korea, China. Other regions are represented by geography (roughly one zone per continent) as a nice summary of it, short but sufficient. There is also a small section on languages and - surprisingly - one entirely dedicated to music. Portable video guides are very exhaustive: they consist of over 700 videos of 1 to 3 minutes, in Japanese or English. Was not crowded in spite of it being a Sunday, most probably because access is not the easiest. Special heads up to the very specific architecture of the building from the 70's, which whether you like it or not is a must-see. Staff friendly.
  • This is by far the best ethnology museum I've ever been to. An enormous collection of art and artefacts from all over the world and very informative presentation and interactive exhibition makes a trip to this museum unforgettable.
  • there would be no helping any soul who is not stimulated by this museum.
  • Sad and surprised by such different cultures and so similar to dispute or around watching Google map and regions grasp and fun ~.
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  • The Museum is best. Very interesting. Even one day forget about time. But not sure of why such an arrogant attitude as the driver of the shuttle bus to the Expo Park took on the way back. In the end so she feels bad now. Home, walking is much better!
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