Niigata Prefectural Museum of History

Simon Kaner at the Institute has been working with colleagues at the Niigata Prefectural Museum of History on a major project on the archaeology of the Shinano river.

The long standing research relationship has helped broker further connections and relationships. This includes the facilitation of Jōmon pottery exhibition entitled Flame and water Pots at the British Museum in 2013 and 2016. The success of the exhibition has led to the agreement of a long-term loan of magnificent pots to the British Museum. Other activities include holding a Jōmon archaeology lecture at the Embassy of Japan in London.