By Naoko Sonoda

This booklet offers up to date 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 uncomplicated copies of ecu or North American types. This ebook offers readers with conscientiously selected examples of museum activities—for instance, exhibition and sharing info, 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 take into account that a museum is not just a spot for amassing, representing, and holding cultural historical past but in addition performs a basic function in neighborhood improvement. This e-book is extremely urged to readers who search a world imaginative and prescient of museum studies.The peer-reviewed chapters during this quantity are written models of the lectures brought by means of chosen audio system on the overseas symposium "New Horizons for Asian Museums and Museology" held in February 2015 on the nationwide Museum of Ethnology, Japan.

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Most of the specialists taking part in museum training are currently working in this field and it is gratifying to note that they continue adding their contributions to museum affairs and advocating the development of proper preservation and conservation of museum items. In addition, four training seminars have been organized for museum employees in Ulaanbaatar. They are as follows: • Seminar on “Methodology of Preservation and Conservation of Historical and Cultural Memorials,” from April 1 to April 7, 1996.

13) in 1967 in Loikaw, Kayin State Cultural Museum (Fig. 14) in 1955 in Hpa-an, Shan State Cultural Museum (Fig. 15) in 1956 in Taung Gyi, and Chin Special Divisional Museum (Fig. 16) in 1963 in Haka were established by their respective state governing bodies and handed over to the Ministry of Culture in 1972, and became government-run regional level cultural museums (Min Naing 1978: 17, 18). Museums in Myanmar: Brief History and Actual Perspectives 27 Fig. 10 Pathein Cultural Museum Now, all of their buildings have been newly constructed in large compounds during the military government’s time.

K. Kozlov conducted an archeological excavation at Noyon Uuul (150 km northeast of Ulaanbaatar) and found a number of interesting findings relating to economics, as well as artefacts with material and cultural significance of the early Khunnus. The archaeological excavation at Noyon Uul and the findings there created a real sensation among the world scientific community at that time. A temporary exhibition, with findings of this archeological excavation at that time, was like a new page in the cultural life of Mongolia.

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