Symposiums & Academic Conferences
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The following is a list of symposia organized by the Museum in Japan since FY2006 and symposiums scheduled to be held in the future.
Click here for a list of international symposia organized by the Museum

ICOM-ASPAC Conference in Tokyo 2009 (December 7-9, 2009)

Museums of Asia-Pacific region are now facing various problems. ICOM-Japan hosted the ICOM-ASPAC Conference in Japan in order to decide these problems, exchanging opinions and looking for the future directions among the representatives of ICOM-ASPAC members. We had 150 participants from more than 20 countries from Asia-Pacific region and from ICOM head office, and had active exchange of opinions on the basis of oral and poster presentations.This conference made a great contribution to the success of ICOM General Conference in Shanghai in 2010.

ICOM-ASPAC Conference in Tokyo 2009

The emerging field of Biodiversity Informatics II (December 10, 2007)

This symposium was organized jointly by the National Museum of Nature and Science, the National Institute of Genetics, and the University of Tokyo Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, as part of the Project to Establish a Comprehensive Verification System for Biodiversity Information, commissioned by the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology.

Click here to download the symposium pamphlet (PDF 6.7MB)

The Dynamics of Tropical Rainforests-Understanding the Earth's perennial rhythm (May 28, 2006)

This symposium was held in connection with an exhibition held in 2006, The Appeal and the Wonder of Tropical Rainforests.

Academic Conferences

The following academic conferences have been organized or supported by the Museum since FY2008.