Inauguration of IRCI Cooperative Researcher

Tomo Ishimura, IRCI Cooperative Researcher (centre of photo), during reconnaissance survey in Fiji in Oct 2016

From 1 January 2017, IRCI set up a cooperative researcher post to further enhance research and cooperation with other institutions. This new system will enable researchers of the National Institutes for Cultural Heritage, Japan, to conduct research activities in cooperation with IRCI’s research projects under the title of IRCI cooperative researcher.

As the first IRCI cooperative researcher, Mr Tomo Ishimura (Head of Audio-Visual Documentation Section, National Research Institute for Cultural Properties, Tokyo) has been appointed. Mr Ishimura has been cooperating with our “Preliminary Research on ICH Safeguarding and Disaster-Risk Management in the Asia-Pacific Region” and will continue to do so under the new title.