No.190 May 30/2015


Special Feature:Bringing Light on Historical Objects

Seeing Historical Objects with Invisible Light (SHIMADZU Yoshiko)
Reading Excavated Historical Texts with Infrared Rays (MIKAMI Yoshitaka)
Examination of Paintings in Ultraviolet Light: Analysis of Oil Paintings Based on Their Fluorescent Response to Ultraviolet Rays (SUZUKAMO Fujiko)
X-ray Photographs of Historical Material (NAGASHIMA Masaharu)
Exploring the Origin of Ancient Glass with X-rays (NAKAI Izumi)


Visible Light and Colors vs. Infrared, Ultraviolet, and X-rays (SUZUKI Takuzi)
Ten Thousand Meters vs. Ten Kilometers: SI Prefixes for Decimal Multiples (SHIMADZU Yoshiko)

A Witness to History

A photographic introduction to items from the collection
Collection of Shogakai Related Materials
(OKUBO Jun’ichi)

Rekihaku Update

Development-Style Collaborative Research on Painting Materials in the Early Modern Period in Japan: Exploring Materials and Methods to Create Colors (SHIMADZU Yoshiko)

Introducing Our Researchers-- Part 77

Highlights and Challenges in the History of Women: A Tapestry of Patches (YOKOYAMA Yuriko)

Museum Displays Today–Part 42

The University Art Museum of Tokyo University, the Arts

Rich Collections and Vivid Exhibitions


Exhibition Review

“Satsuma/Chōsen Tōkō Mura no 400 Nen (The Four-Hundred Year History of a Korean Pottery Village in Satsuma)” edited by Hiroshi Kurushima, Tsutomu Suda, and Kyeungdal Cho

(YABUTA Yutaka)

Rekihaku Chat (readers’ page)–Exhibition room Q&A

Rekihaku News