There are in excess of 2.5 million collection objects relating to arts and sciences and education which Kyoto University has collected and studied for the past one hundred years. They are significant not only in quantity but in also quality. Examples include numerous national treasures, important cultural assets with treasures corresponding to them, internationally significant type specimens relating to the cultural, natural and technological fields.
However, the collections are preserved in each Faculty, Research Institute & Laboratory Center or Facility, individually. Currently they are not available widely for observation.
The mission of the Kyoto University Museum is to; preserve and control those primary samples in one location in an establishment with appropriate facilities, promote the practical use for high-technology research and education in national and international research institutes and communities, and allow access to the public.
(1) Section of Field Survey and Collection Management,
These sections perform the following functions;
1) preservation, control, uniform classification, registration, utilization of primary samples, and basic investigation on them,
Pluralistic activities are developed by the Museum to take advatage of the primary samples which are significant, both in quality and quantity.