The University Museum, The University of Tokyo
Promotion of international research networking by the Seibold collections for the next generation scholars
In 2016, the 150th anniversary year of Philipp Franz von Siebold's death, the 10th Siebold Collection. conference took place in Nagasaki. Thanks to the venue, very familiar to Siebold himself, many young scholars in Siebold studies participated, and made the conference a productive forum for developing Siebold studies. Presentations included studies of type-catalogues of published plant samples, previously unpublished memoir on Japanese minerals, on researches of seashell samples and also on a report on the discovery of a drawing previously attributed to another artist, was by Katsushika Hokusai.