〜研究室の沿革〜
〜History of the Laboratory.〜

本学の前身である東京美術学校の創立者であった岡倉天心(1862〜1913)は、日本の美術工芸の分野において、古典研究と伝統技術の保存にいち早く取り組んだことで知られ、わが国における文化財保護の原点を作りました。それ以来本学は、創作家の育成だけでなく、古典研究と文化財保護の分野でも多くの人材を輩出してきました。
当研究室は、1968年に文化財保護委員会から文化庁が生まれたころに、新しい文化財保護の現場で理論と実技の両方がわかる有為な人材を育成するために、本学修士課程に設立された保存修復技術研究室彫刻専攻がもとになっています。1995年、大学院文化財保存学として大きな組織となり、保存修復、保存科学、システム保存学の3コースが作られ、保存修復コースのなかの彫刻専攻として現在に至っています。


OKAKURA Tenshin (1862 - 1913), who founded the Tokyo Fine Arts School which was the forerunner of the Tokyo National University for Fine Arts and Music, is well-known for the fact that he was quick to become involved in the research of the classical crafts and the preservation of traditional techniques. It can be said that this marked the starting point of the preservation of cultural properties and as a result, in addition to producing talented artists, this university has continued to train large numbers of people in the fields of classical research and the preservation of cultural properties.
Our laboratory was established as part of the Universityユs graduate course in 1968, at around the same time that the Committee for the Preservation of Cultural Properties was reorganized to create Agency for Cultural Affairs. Carrying on from the ヤSculpture Preservation and Restoration Techniques Laboratoryユ, its object was to train talented students in both the theories and techniques necessary for a new era in the preservation of cultural properties. In 1995 the Cultural Properties Preservation Department was established in the graduate school, this being divided into three parts, Conservation and Restoration, Conservation Science, and System Conservation, the laboratory representing the sculpture section of the Conservation and Restoration Section.