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

Staff Members

Research Center for Cultural Resources・Research Fellow
Research Specialization
  • Conservation Science, Chinese Buddhist Art History, Cultural Heritage Studies
Individual Research Projects
  • Study on Development of Collection Management System in Museum
Personal website

Academic Qualifications

  • B.A. International Christian University 2004
  • M.A. University of Tsukuba 2006

Research Interests

  1. Application of scientific methods for conserving cultural heritage
  2. International cooperation activities related to conserving cultural heritages

Research Keywords

Conservation science, Chinese Buddhist art, Cultural heritage, Egyptian artifacts


(With N. Sonoda, and S. Hidaka) “Common challenges for ethnographic and modern art collections: Pest control for large and complex objects containing new materials”, Naoko Sonoda In Saving the Now: Crossing Boundaries to Conserve Contemporary Works, IIC 2016 Los Angeles Congress Preprints, (Studies in Conservation, Vol.61 Supplement 2 2016), 12-16 September, Millennium Biltmore Hotel Los Angeles, The International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (IIC), S2-329 – S2-331 ISSN: 0039-3630 (Print) ISSN 2047-0584 (Online)
(With N. Sonoda, and S. Hidaka) “25 years of implementation and development of IPM at the National Museum of Ethnology, Japan”, In IPM 2016, 3rd international IPM Conference in Museums, Archives, Libraries and Historic Buildings, 13-15 September, Auditorium du Louvre, RACHNet, pp.84.
"Collection Management of Egyptian Artifacts: Transferring means of collection care into Grand Egyptian Museum - the new house of Tutankhamun collection", Shingo HIDAKA, Kaoru SUEMORI, Yoji MASADA, Hidemasa TOKUDA, Eissa Zidan Abd El Albadea, Mohamed Badr Eidein Hassan, Shabaan Abd El-Moneim Ahmed, 1st International Tutankhamun GEM Conference –Moving and Displaying, 11-14 May 2015
"Preventive measures and activities for protection of ancient Egyptian artifacts in the Grand Egyptian Museum-Conservation Center (GEM-CC)"Hanady Galal, Maha Mahmoud, Mohammed Ramadan, Bahaa Dewidar, Haytham Tawfik, Hanan Ahmed Mohalhal, Dina Mamdouh Mohamed, Aya Mahdy Abdel Wahab, Walid Mostafa, Hatim Gamil, Kaoru Suemori, Yasunori Matsuda. The 17th Triennial Conference of the International Council of Museums Committee for Conservation (ICOM-CC), Melbourne, Australia, 15-19 September, 2014
"A New Egyptian Museum: Its Role and Activity in the Africa and Middle East Region" Yasunori Matsuda, Kaoru Suemori, Hussein Bassir, Hussein Kamal, Mohamed Atwa, Said Shebl, Osama Abo el Khair and Vinod Daniel. The 23rd General Conference of the International Council of Museum (ICOM), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 10 - 17 August, 2013