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Seeking volunteers to research and organize precious ancient documents as part of efforts to preserve the community’s history and culture/Takaoka Municipal Museum

2017.03.28 UP

Working with an abundance of historical materials, the Takaoka Municipal Museum communicates the history, traditional industry, and folkways of Takaoka. The Museum is home to an extensive collection of valuable materials that need to be catalogued, including ancient documents donated by local citizens and others every year. While Takaoka was spared the ravages of bombing during World War II and retains a wealth of historical materials, there is a severe shortage of people available to read through these materials.


Formed last April (2015), the Takaoka Ancient Document Volunteers organization allows local residents to contribute to research on and the cataloguing of unexamined historical materials at the Museum and other materials not yet examined within the community.


These activities seek not just to promote and advance the history and culture of the Takaoka region, but to provide learning opportunities for the volunteers themselves. Anyone with even the slightest interest in Takaoka’s history and culture is welcome. Since volunteers read the materials together in enjoyable ways, they don’t even need to be able to read ancient documents fluently. You might even discover something new about Takaoka’s history!


For those with no experience in researching or cataloguing ancient documents, the Museum also offers a course entitled “Introduction to Ancient Documents” .

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Those who have the time to spare to learn or contribute and those who would like to help transmit Takaoka’s history and culture to the future are encouraged to apply.


■ Requirements for participation

Required: Membership in the Friends of the Takaoka Municipal Museum.

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Either of the following:

・Completed course on ancient documents (a course other than the Museum’s Introduction to Ancient Documents is acceptable)

Link to “Introduction to Ancient Documents”

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・Experience with research on or cataloguing of ancient documents

■ Cost of participation
None (However, you must join the Friends of the Takaoka Municipal Museum.)

■ Dates and times of activities
Scheduled dates of activities in fiscal 2016: April 2, May 7, June 4, July 2, August 6, September 3, October 1, November 12, December 3, 2016; January 7, February 4, March 4, 2017

(Subsequently planned for 2:00 – 3:30 pm on the first Saturday of each month, in principle)

■ Location of activities
Takaoka Municipal Museum

(1-5 Kojo,Takaoka-city,Toyama-prefecture 933-0044)

■ How to participate
No application required (Simply come to the Museum on the date of the activity.)

■ Secretariat
Secretariat, Friends of the Takaoka Municipal Museum
In charge: Ryosuke Nigatake (Chief Curator, Takaoka Municipal Museum)
・ Tel. 0766-20-1572/Fax 0766-20-1570
・ Email: info*

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