(2 Sept 2020) A sports museum in Tokyo is leading the way in the creation of a network with similar organizations across Japan, aiming to protect and preserve valuable pieces of the nation’s athletic history.
That there is no shared system under which the pieces of memorabilia — including medals and reference materials — are organized is a major concern to people working at museums. Additionally, there is no universal list maintained by any public organization that indicates which institution holds any particular object.
To rectify the situation, the Prince Chichibu Memorial Sports Museum and Library (秩父宮記念スポーツ博物館・図書館) plans by March next year to hold a symposium with about 300 institutions that maintain sport memorabilia to discuss the importance of these objects and stress the need to keep collections from being broken up or lost.
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