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Main Features of the Exhibition
“Great Figures of Natural History in the 18th century”
“Tracing the history of academism from Sweden to the world, and to Japan”
● This exhibition commemorating the 150th anniversary of Japan-Sweden diplomatic relations is a unique opportunity for the public in Japan to appreciate 66 works of Natural History pertaining to great Swedish scientists: Olof Rudbeck, Carl Linnaeus and Peter Thunberg.
● Rudbeck established an advanced academic system in Uppsala University. Linnaeus, who studied there, implemented a systematic scientific classification that has been adopted long years till now. Thunberg, a student of Linnaeus, visited Japan in 1775 where he interacted with Japanese scientists. Upon his return, he published the book Flora Japonica. The finest items emanating from Natural History in Sweden are displayed here, with a focus on their relationship with Japan.
●Items from the Edo period collected by Thunberg or offered to him in Japan are returning for the exhibition. Additional objects related to Thunberg, and kept at the Botanical Gardens, Koishikawa, Graduate School of Science, University of Tokyo, will be also displayed.
●The exhibition is the fruit of a partnership between the University Museum, the University of Tokyo and Uppsala University. It is the second exhibition of the “Intermediatheque Natural History Series.” The Intermediatheque will further develop this exhibition series in the future, with various international academic institutions.
[Title] Intermediatheque Natural History Series (2)
Special Exhibition Commemorating the 150th Anniversary of Japan–Sweden Diplomatic Relations
“The Art of Natural Science in Sweden — Treasures from Uppsala University”
[Dates] April 24 –August 26, 2018
[Opening Hours] 11:00 - 18:00 (open until 20:00 on Friday and Saturday; last entry 30 minutes before closing) *Opening hours may change.
[Closed on] Mondays (or the following Tuesday if Monday is a National Holiday). May close irregularly.
[Venue] Intermediatheque 2F [GREY CUBE] + [FIRST SIGHT]
[Organizers] The University Museum, the University of Tokyo (UMUT) + Gustavianum, Uppsala University Museum
[Cooperation] Uppsala University Library + Museum of Evolution, Uppsala University + Swedish Linnaeus Society/Linnaeus Museum, Uppsala + National Museums of World Culture/Museum of Ethnography, Stockholm + Botanical Gardens, Koishikawa, Graduate School of Science, University of Tokyo
[Patronage] Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs
[Support] Märta Christina and Magnus Vahlquist Foundation + Scandinavia-Japan Sasakawa Foundation + The Swedish Embassy in Tokyo + Grimaldi Industri AB + King Gustaf VI Adolf’s Foundation for Swedish Culture + The Längman Culture Foundation
[Admission] Free of charge
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