Top: dish with a Hare and Moon motif (1690-1730). Porcelain with a cobalt under glaze
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The Sainsbury Institute for the Study of Japanese Art and Cultures has released news of a conference entitled Museums in the Digital Age: Case Studies in the Digitisation of Japanese Cultural Artefacts.
 
The rapid advance of digital technologies allows museums to make use of them in creative ways to help in developing their individual research and educational missions. The Art Research Center (ARC), Ritsumeikan University, was one of the first institutions to explore the potential and develop digital technologies in a humanities-based academic context. The ARC has been in the forefront in realizing the concept of the Digital Humanities. Early on the ARC established a fruitful collaboration with the Japanese Section, Department of Asia, at the British Museum, to jointly pursue of these goals. This conference will explore the ways in which the ARC and the British Museum, can build on their past successes and further develop a wide range of collaborations that will engage digital technologies to the fullest.
 
The conference will be held on 1 March 2014 from 9:30am – 5:00pm in the Raymond and Beverly Sackler Rooms, the British Museum, Great Russell St, London WC1B 3DG. Further information here and here (pdf).