Exhibitions in Kyoto University

[PAST EVENT] Kyoto University Library Network Rare Books Exhibition AY2018: The World of Old Korean Books (Feb. 19-Mar. 3, 2019)

Kyoto University Library, the Institute for Research in Humanities, Kyoto University and the Research Institute of Korean Studies, Korea University concluded an agreement in 2015 and since then have been promoting in collaboration with each other the investigation of Korean classics Kyoto University Library holds, their digitization and the compilation of their metadata.

This exhibition will be held on the occasion of the publication of "The Catalogue of the Kawai Collection, Kyoto University Library" in Japanese and Korean by the Institute for Research in Humanities and the Research Institute of Korean Studies respectively and the symposium where researchers from Japan and South Korea will meet and exchange their opinions.

[PAST EVENT] Kyoto University Library Network Rare Books Exhibition AY2018: The World of Old Korean Books

Please note that the language is in Japanese and Korean only. There is no English translation.
Date and Time: February 19 (Monday) - March 3 (Sunday) - 9:30 - 17:00
・Venue: Exhibition Room (Kyoto University Clock Tower) <Access>
・Fee: Free
・Organized by Kyoto University Library Network
・Items to be exhibited

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・The Catalogue of this exhibition will be distributed at the venue and later at KURENAI (Kyoto University Research Information Repository).

※Kyoto University Library Network holds an exhibition of rare materials once every several years, providing opportunities for the general public to familialize themselves with our precious holdings.

▼Past Exhibitions


Exhibitions outside Kyoto University

The exhibitions below will display actual materials of our holdings.
Please refer to more detailed/latest information on the websites of relevant institutions.

Material Institution Exhibition Period (Our materials may be exhibited during part of this period.)

Design for a skew bridge-work for the Tsuge-Nara line, (208' 10" long truss girder)
土木學會誌 7卷上(大10)
Basho's Oku no Hosomichi Haiku Journey Museum 第26回企画展「博士のまち・大垣(4) 鉄道敷設の大家で橋梁学の工学博士・那波光雄」 Jul. 20 - Sep. 1, 2019
難太平記 [RB00011181] kumamoto prefectural museum of art 特別展「日本遺産認定記念 菊池川二千年の歴史 菊池一族の戦いと信仰」 Jul. 19 - Sep. 1, 2019
山田伯、有吉熊次郎、所郁太郎三士寄書 [RB00014094] Gifu Prefectural Museum 特別展「剣精霊貫白虹 ―幕末美濃の剣豪と名刀―」 Jul. 12 - Sep. 8, 2019
大府記 巻10(普通書)
文徳天皇実録 [RB00006989]
類聚三代格 [RB00007017]
延喜式 50巻(巻16欠)・上表目録、暦運記、序 [RB00008782]
Ishikawa Prefectural Museum of History 2019年度春季特別展「いしかわの神々ー信仰と美の世界ー」 Apr. 27 - Jun. 2, 2019

As of Jul 17, 2019

Past exhibitions (Japanese only)
▼Academic year 2018
▼Academic year 2017
▼Academic year 2016
▼Academic year 2015
▼Academic year 2014


Research projects using the data of this digital archive

Since one of Kyoto University Library Network's missions is to contribute to the promotion of academic research by making our rare collections open access, we welcome researchers to use our digital data for their research.
Here are examples of research projects using our digital data.

IIIF Manifests for Buddhist Studies by The SAT Daizōkyō Text Database Committee This is a website released by the SAT Daizōkyō Text Database Committee to share IIIF Manifest URIs related to the research in Buddhism. Clicking "Kyoto University Rare Materials Digital Archive" from Attributions can filter the list to show Kyoto University's holdings only. The list includes multiple icons, each linking to a different IIIF-compliant viewer to show digital images. The committee also provides the SAT Daizōkyō Text Database, a database of the full text of 85 volumes of Taishō Shinshū Daizōkyō (大正新脩大藏經).
Collection of Facial Expressions, Center for Open Data in the Humanities (CODH)

Collection of Facial Expressions by CODH is the project to gather clippings of facial expressions from art works in order to utilize them for the research in history of art, especially artistic styles. Facial expression is one of the most important research objects, because their styles tend to show characteristics of artists or their studios. Comparing facial expression clippings from art works across the world, mainly Japanese picture scrolls, enables identifying the artists or studios that created the art works and finding the influence on each other.

Collectors' Seal Database (NIJL) The database has accumulated images of collectors' seals and their information, which users can search by what is inscribed on the seal, the number of characters, the placement of each character, the number of lines, where the text is broken in lines, etc. Seals collected from Tanimura Collection held by Kyoto University Library are also included in the database.