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[Temporary Exhibition]

The 50th Anniversary of the Foundation of JMPA & JBPA
The Cultural History of Books and Publishing in the World
- An Illustrated Cornucopia: Natural History Pictorials and Encyclopedias

Throughout history, we have gained information and knowledge from a wide variety of publications that have also influenced us in myriad ways. In particular, natural history publications and encyclopedias have served to systemize our knowledge by compiling, classifying, describing, and recording the sundry things the human race has observed, thereby broadening our intellectual and cultural horizons. Especially since the advent of printing, these publications and encyclopedias have imparted knowledge to ever more readers, promoted the development of science, learning, and culture, and contributed greatly to the materialization of society as we know it today.

The natural history periodicals, encyclopedias, and various pictorials from all ages and countries displayed in this exhibit illustrate the ways we have attempted throughout our history to systemize, disseminate, and pass on our intellectual heritage. The printing techniques behind the creation of these diverse publications and encyclopedias are also introduced.

Schedule: Sep. 22, 2007 (Sat) - Dec. 9, 2007 (Sun)
Closed: Mondays
*Open, however, on Sep 24 (Mon) and Oct 8 (Mon), and closed on Sep 25 (Tue) and Oct 9 (Tue)
Hours: 10:00 - 18:00 (final admission: 17:30)
Admission: Adults: 500 yen
University students: 300 yen
High school and junior high school students: 200 yen
Children up to elementary school age (12 years old): free

*50 yen discount per person in groups of more than 20 people
*Free admittance to senior citizens (65 years and over)
*Free admittance to visitors holding handicapped-persons' cards and their attendant
*Free admittance on Culture Day, Nov 3
ENCYCLOPEDIA - An Illustrated Cornucopia: Natural History Pictorials and Encyclopedias

Printing Museum, Tokyo, Toppan Printing Co., Ltd.
Japan Magazine Publishers Association
Japan Book Publishers Association

Special Cooperation
The Institute of Oriental Culture University of Tokyo
Botanical Gardens Koishikawa Graduate School of Science, University of Tokyo

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