Centre for Archaeology and Heritage

Japan has a rich heritage, ranging from archaeological sites to contemporary monuments, from ancient artifacts to Living National Treasures. This heritage, complemented by a long and distinguished history of research within Japan, is little known elsewhere. The Centre for Archaeology and Heritage at the Sainsbury Institute is developing projects to realise the potential of Japanese archaeological and artistic heritage, engaging students and researchers from Japan, Europe and elsewhere, and leading a consortium of European universities and other research partners interested in Japanese archaeology and heritage studies. Current research projects include a major new survey of Japanese archaeology and studies of the response to disasters and their impact on cultural heritage.