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The use of digital technology in museums has been driven by the need to archive materials, but after the Corona Disaster, museums are now looking at more diverse possibilities, such as the online use of digitized content and online virtual exhibitions.

As a museum open to all, what are the possibilities of digitization in museums and how should it be used? How can it be considered in relation to tourism and regional development?

We would like to provide an opportunity to share information and learn from each other in Egypt and Japan.

Eman Mohamed Abd Elmageid (Emy)


Collection Manger, Egyptian middle kingdom section,
Grand Egyptian Museum


Curator, Egyptologist, Museologist.

Graduated in 2005 from Cairo University, and received her M.A. in Museum Studies from Helwan University, Faculty of Tourism and Hotels, in 2021.

She has been curator of the Papyrus and Coin Collections at the Cairo Museum.

Current position since 2018.

She is aiming to increase the awareness of local community about achieving sustainability development in Tourism Sector by keeping natural resources of culture heritage for next generations sites side by side with respecting the socio-cultural authenticity of host communities.

Her interested in reading, photography, and sustainability.

Tomoyuki NAKAO


Senior specialist for museums support,
Agency for Cultural Affairs


Born in Osaka in 1973. Specialized in Japanese archaeology and museology. After working for Kawachinagano City Board of Education, Osaka Prefectural Cultural Properties Center, Tottori Education and Culture Foundation, Kobe Women's University as a part-time lecturer, and Osaka Prefectural Museum of Yayoi Culture as a general curator, he was appointed to his current position in 2020. He believes that what museums need to do in the future is to publicize their materials and activities and promote value co-creation with users, and that the active use of ICT will be an effective means of achieving this.

Takuya IMAI


Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum

Assistant Professor (Ph.D.), Institute of Dinosaur Research,
Fukui Prefectural University


Born in Tokyo in 1987. Ph.D. in natural science. Specializes in dinosaur reproduction and classification of birds of the dinosaur era. In recent years, he has focused on the digitization of dinosaur fossils and educational and promotional activities using virtual technology, including the "Fukui Virtual Dinosaur Exhibition". He is also involved in collaboration with private companies, and is a visiting researcher at Research Institute for Earth Science Visualization Technology (Tsukuba City, Ibaraki Pref.) and the technical director of Dinosaur Institute, Inc. (Fukui City, Fukui Pref.).



Associate Professor, Faculty of Cultural Policy and Management,
Komatsu University


Born in Fukui in 1977. Graduated from Kyoto University. D. in Applied Musicology from the Graduate School of Music, Tokyo University of the Arts. Doctor (Academic). From 2017 to 2021, she was a research officer at the Regional Culture Creation Division of the Agency for Cultural Affairs. Engaged in international comparison of cultural policies. Current position from 2021. Specializes in cultural policy and arts management. She conducts surveys and research on the mechanisms by which the national and local governments support culture, and explores the diverse significance of arts and culture and how they should be evaluated. She is a cultural creation analyst for the Agency for Cultural Affairs.

Date/Time & Venue

December 14, 2022  6 pm to 9 pm  (Japan Time)

"H Restaurant"  at Hyatt House Kanazawa 3F

1-5-2 Hirooka, Kanazawa, Ishikawa, Japan

Capacity of 40 people at the venue, simultaneous online

Japanese-English interpretation available

Free of charge


17:30 Doors open, Online entry starts

Part 1

    Opening, Keynote speech (by Ms. Asakura)

    Presentations (by Ms. Emy, Mr. Nakao, and Mr. Imai)

    Online tour of Fukui Prefectural Dinosaur Museum


Part 2


    Closing remarks

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Hosted by:

Japan International Cooperation Agency, Hokuriku Center (JICA Hokuriku)

Supported by:

Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST)

Research Institute of Regional and Urban Planning (RIRUP)