Japan Shakes the Dust off Treasure Trove of Specimens

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Science  25 May 2001:
Vol. 292, Issue 5521, pp. 1477
DOI: 10.1126/science.292.5521.1477

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KYOTO-- Valuable specimens that have long languished out of sight of both researchers and the public are being cataloged and put on display in university museums. Seven university museums have been established in the past 4 years throughout Japan, with five more on the drawing boards. Kyoto University's $50 million museum, which will open next week, is the first to receive government funds for a new building, with proper exhibit and storage facilities.