The National Museum of Ethnology (Minpaku) is a research center for ethnology and cultural anthropology.

Staff Members

SONODA Naoko
SONODA NaokoSONODA Naoko
Department of Advanced Human Sciences・Professor
Research Specialization
  • Conservation science
Individual Research Projects
  • Storage re-organization for sustainable collection management
Personal website

Academic Qualifications:

  • L. Lettres, Univ. of Paris I, 1980
  • M.S.T. Univ. of Paris I, 1982
  • Anc. Élève École du Louvre, 1983
  • D.Hist. de l'Art, Univ. of Paris I, 1987

Research Topics:

Conservation science applied to the museum collections

Recent Research Interests:

As a conservation scientist in a museum, I have to deal with many sorts of problem.
I am now mainly looking after :

  1. use of modified atmospheres for insect eradication in museum
  2. mass reinforcement of brittle paper
  3. synthetic resins used for the conservation

Discipline:

Conservation science

Publications (English and French publications only)

2015
(with Tonoyama, M., M. Seki, and T. Okayama)“Cellulose derivative nano-fibers‒Applicability as strengthening agent for paper materials”, IADA (International Association of Book and Paper Conservators) XIII Congress, p. 110. [査読有]
2015
(with Okayama, T., C. Kadoya, R. Kose, and M. Seki)“A new technique for strengthening degraded paper ‒ Application of cellulose nanofiber coating on a paper surface”, IADA (International Association of Book and Paper Conservators) XIII Congress, p. 74. [査読有]
2015
Museum Environment Control for Sustainable Collection Management. In N. Sonoda, K. Hirai and J. Incherdchai (eds.) Asian Museums and Museology 2014: International Workshop on Asian Museums and Museology in Thailand (Senri Ethnological Reports 129), pp. 27‒35. Osaka: National Museum of Ethnology [査読有]。
2013
Research on Conservation of Paper and Books and New Techniques for Evaluating Paper Deterioration. In N. Sonoda, C. Laroque, H.‒Y. Jeong and G. Chen (eds.) Research on Paper and Papermaking‒Proceedings of an International Workshop (Senri Ethnological Studies 85), pp. 1‒10. Osaka: National Museum of Ethnology.
2012
Preventive Conservation for Museum Collection. In N. Kamba and M. Menu (eds.) French-Japanese Workshop "Science for Conservation of Cultural Heritage", pp. 143‒150. Paris: Hermann.
2011
(With T. Okayama, M. Seki and S. Hidaka) A new evaluation method of paper deterioration: Rolling test. Restaurator 32: 275‒293.
2011
(With S. Hidaka) Integrated Pest Management at the National Museum of Ethnology, Japan: Re-evaluation of Preventive Measures and Control Strategies. In P. Winsor, D. Pinniger, L. Bacon, B. Child, K. Harris, D. Laider, J. Phippard and A. Xavier-Row (eds.) Integrated Pest Management for Collections, Proceedings of 2011: A Pest Oddissey, 10 Years Later. pp. 123‒138, English Heritage.
2008
(With S. Hidaka) Between Conservation and Access: Implementation of Integrated Pest Management at the National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka, Japan. Conservation and Access, (Contributions to the London Congress 15–19 September, The International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works), pp.88–92.
2008
(With S. Hidaka, H. Ohtani, C. Watanabe, and S. Takeda) Application of EGA, PyGC/MS and TD-GC/MS for the Testing of Materials for Use in Storage and Display in Museums. Organized Contributed Session: Analytical Chemistry Applied to the Study and Preservation of Art and Cultural Works (PittCon Conference and Expo 2008 Abstracts CD-Rom), 2–7 March, New Orleans.
2007
(With T. Okayama, K. Fukai, and T. Morita) Evaluation of Paper Deterioration? Application of Acoustic Emission Meaurement Using Small Test Pieces. In Summaries of the IADA XI. Congress, 17–21 September, pp.71. Vienna.
2007
Conservation Management System for Tangible Cultural Resources at the National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka, Japan. International Symposium Proceedings Practice of Conservation in Museums? Defining a Vision for the Practice of Conservation in Museums in the 21st Century, pp.97–103.
2005
(With M. Seki, T. Morita and T. Okayama) A New Technique of Book Papers Strengthening Using Cellulose Derivatives. Restaurator 26: 239–249. 82–84. Tokyo: National Research Institute for Cultural Properties.
2004
(With S. Hidaka, T. Morita, T. Okayama, H. Ohtani, M. Seki, K. Masuda, M. Kanayama and S. Muramoto) New Evaluation Methods of Paper Deterioration: Study of British Parliamentary Papers in the Collection of National Museum of Ethnology, Japan. Durability of Paper and Writing, Proceedings of the International Conference held in November 16–19, 2004, pp.92–94. Ljubljana, Slovenia.
2001
Workshop on Museum Practices in Vietnam. Co-operation (Newsletter for the Minpaku Seminar on Museology) 2001: 4–8.
2000
(With J-P. Rioux, A. Duval and M. Dubus) Caractérisation des matériaux d’art contemporain – Liants et pigments synthétiques. In J. Goupy and J.P. Mohen (eds.) Art et Chimie – La couleur, Actes du Congrès, pp.105–110. Paris: CNRS Edition.
1999
Characterization of Organic Azo-Pigments by Pyrolysis-Gas Chromatography. Studies in Conservation 44 (3): 195–208.
1998
Formation des conservateurs et des restaurateurs de niveau universitaire au Japon. Conservation – Restauration des biens culturels, Association des restaurateurs d’art et d’archéologie de formation universitaire 12: 45–51.
1998
Application des méthodes chromatographiques pour la caractérisation des peintures alkydes pour artistes. Technè, No.8: La science au service de l’histoire de l’art et des civilisations 8: 33–43.
1993
(With J-P. Rioux and A.R. Duval) Identification des matériaux synthétiques dans les peintures modernes. II. Pigments organiques et matière picturale. Studies in Conservation 38 (2): 99–127.
1992
(With E. Martin and A.R. Duval) Contribution à l’étude des préparations blanches des tableaux italiens sur bois. Studies in Conservation 37 (2): 82–92.
1990
(With J-P. Rioux) Identification des matériaux synthétiques dans les peintures modernes I. Vernis et liants polymères. Studies in Conservation 35 (4): 189–204.

Presentations:

2015
“A new technique for strengthening degraded paper ‒ Application of cellulose nanofiber coating on a paper surface”( Okayama, T., Kadoya, C., Kose, R., Seki, M., and Sonoda, N, 発表はOkayama, T.), IADA (International Association of Book and Paper Conservators) XIII Congress, Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin, Germany. (2015.10.15)
2014
Museum Environment Control for Sustainable Collection Management, International Research Meeting on Museology in Thailand, Kanchanaphisek National Museum and Central Storage, Thailand(2014.8.25)
2011
'Integrated pest management at the National museum of ethnology, Japan: Re-evaluation of preventive measures and control strategies' (with S. Hidaka), "Pest Odyssey 2011: Ten years later", The British Museum, London, U.K. (2011.10.28)
2011
'Outline of research on the conservation of paper and books: New techniques for evaluation of paper deterioration', Workshop "Research on Asian Papers", Institut national du Patrimoine, Paris, France (2011.10.21)
2010
(With M. Seki, K. Taniguchi, T. Okayama, and S. Hidaka) “Elucidating the Principles of Paper Splitting.” Conservation in Focus, 24–26 March, The Institute of Conservation ICON, COnference 2010, Cardiff Unicersity.
2008
(With S. Hidaka) “Between Conservation and Access: Implementation of Integrated Pest Management at the National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka, Japan.” Conservation and Access, Contributions to the London Congress, 15–19 September, The International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works.
2008
(With S. Hidaka, H. Ohtani, C. Watanabe, and S. Takeda) “Application of EGA, PyGC/MS and TD-GC/MS for the Testing of Materials for Use in Storage and Display in Museums.” Organized contributed session: Analytical Chemistry Applied to the Study and Preservation of Art and Cultural Works, 2–7 March, PittCon Conference and Expo 2008, New Orleans.
2004
“Mass Strengthening of Archival and Library Materials – Ongoing Study Based on the ‘British Parliamentary Papers’ in the Collection of National Museum of Ethnology”.
1990
(With E. Martin and A.R. Duval) “Utilisation des microscopes optique et électronique pour l’étude des préparations blanches de tableaux italiens sur bois.” ICOM for conservation 9th triennial meeting Dresden, Germany.
1989
(With J-P. Rioux, H. Valot, J. Hourrière and V. Roca) “Le poète Philippe Soupault par Robert Delaunay. Mise en évidence, identification, et élimination d’un film de surface synthétique irréversible.” Colloque AFTPV/SFIIC, Nice, France.
1987
“Analyse de peintures synthétiques pour artistes par pyrolyse couplée avec la chromatographie en phase gazeuse.” Colloque ARAAFU, Paris, France.