Yamagata Network’s Activity Report & Objective ~Part26

~From the blog of 25th September of the Yamagata Relief Network for Cultural Heritage~


As from the middle of this month, the rescue projects by the Government Agency for Cultural Affairs have also started in Fukushima. We will let you know the detailed information in due course. With regard to the extent of the damage by No.15 Typhoon, the secretariat office hasn’t obtained any information. If someone knows the present condition of each cultural property, please contact us.

[Last Week’s Activity Report]

  1. On 20th September, we held the cleaning operation at Yamagata University.

[This Week’s Objective]

  1. On 26th September, we will carry out the cleaning operation in Yamagata University.
  2. The secretariat office will report our activity in the meeting of the Japanese Association of Museums.

[Advertisement for volunteers]

Usually, the Yamagata Network informs our plans by sending emails. However, recently we are required to send information by letters for those people who don’t regularly use computers. For this reason, we previously appealed to some members to make those kinds of documents, since which a member offered us their assistance and the work is advancing now. Therefore, at this time, we need some volunteers to send them. The work contents are printing the letters, making the label and envelopes, then packing and sending them. So far, we estimate that the number to be sent will be about 20 letters, twice a month.

Considering our work, we appreciate those people with access to photocopiers or have a printer. As for the materials, except for the copy paper, the secretariat office will offer you material. The secretariat office of the Yamagata Network doesn’t have any office room to manage this task so we appreciate your offers.

[About the Preparation of the Cleaning Operation in the Tohoku University of Community Service and Science]

At present, the voluntary group in the Tohoku University of Community Service and Science which is located in Sakata City, Yamagata Prefecture, has started to prepare for the cleaning operation of the historical materials damaged by the East Japan Earthquake. We hope that it will start around October.

Among the universities in Yamagata Prefecture, the Tohoku University of Arts and Design, Yamagata University, Yonezawa Women’s Junior College have carried out the cleaning operation so far, and after we join, the 4 universities will engage in the rescue operation of damaged materials. Those universities have made a great effort with the cooperation of the students, professors, the school authorities, and by each institution.

However, Yamagata Network’s activity is not only in the universities, but based on each member’s personal effort. We appreciate people from many areas who have joined us.

As for making good use of various people’s strengths and supporting each other, we would like to make an effort to preserve damaged historical materials. We would like you living in Yamagata Prefecture to support, cooperate and encourage the worthy efforts of those universities.

As for the detailed schedule, we will inform you in each week’s ‘Activity Report and Objective’.



About Nerwork for Historical Materials
A volunteer group for preserving Cultural Heritage suffered from natural disasters

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