Kyoto Cultural Heritage Archive
This project was initiated in 2014 as a partnership among DNP, the Tomorrow's Kyoto Cultural Heritage Platform and Mainichi Broadcasting System (MBS), as an effort to contribute to the preservation and the transmission of the glorious tangible and intangible cultural heritage of Kyoto. High-resolution digital images of the precious cultural heritage of the city and its surroundings, starting with the seventeen temples and palaces inscribed in the World Cultural Heritage List as "Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto" are being recorded and safekept, hoping they will be used in all kinds of events and educational programs dealing with the theme of preservation and transmission of cultural heritage, thus serving to connect today's knowledge holders of a several-centuries-old inestimable tradition with individuals interested in carrying out that heritage into the future.
Musée du Louvre Department of Paintings
Louvre - DNP Museum Lab
This joint project between DNP and the Musée du Louvre is an initiative which aims at exploring new ways of appreciating artworks from a variety of perspectives, by making the best use of DNP's technologies and expertise in communicating and spreading information. Since its inception in 2006, approximately one hundred interactive multimedia systems to assist visitors in their discovery of artworks have been developed through the Louvre - DNP Museum Lab project, some of which are now installed in the Louvre permanent collection rooms in Paris. Another significant endeavor of the project is to utilize digital technologies for the development of art education materials, intended for instance for classroom instruction or educational outreach programs by museums and galleries, seeking thus to contribute to the broadening of opportunities for art appreciation by the general public.
Archive Project of the DNP Foundation
for Cultural Promotion
The DNP Foundation for Cultural Promotion possesses a collection of some 90,000 works and related materials by leading graphic designers of postwar Japan, beginning with figures such as Tanaka Ikko. The Archive Project aims at constructing a world-class information and research center on graphic design and graphic arts, encompassing ultra-high resolution digital imaging of design artworks, an archive database open to interfacing with other research institutions, recorded interviews with designers and other relevant individuals, etc.