A ship washed up by the tsunami 10 years ago in a residential area of  Ishinomaki in northern Japan. LIbrarians and museum curators are still archiving documents and artefacts that tell the story of the disaster. Photo: Reuters/Carlos Barria
A ship washed up by the tsunami 10 years ago in a residential area of Ishinomaki in northern Japan. LIbrarians and museum curators are still archiving documents and artefacts that tell the story of the disaster. Photo: Reuters/Carlos Barria
Earthquakes

The race to preserve remnants from 2011 Japan earthquake and tsunami, and to curate them to offer lessons from the disaster

  • Japan’s National Diet Library has 4.45 million items in its digital quake database, including over a million photos; physical artefacts are in regional museums
  • Curators are working to make the items easily available to the general public and to preserve remnants of the disaster before they are lost

A ship washed up by the tsunami 10 years ago in a residential area of  Ishinomaki in northern Japan. LIbrarians and museum curators are still archiving documents and artefacts that tell the story of the disaster. Photo: Reuters/Carlos Barria
A ship washed up by the tsunami 10 years ago in a residential area of Ishinomaki in northern Japan. LIbrarians and museum curators are still archiving documents and artefacts that tell the story of the disaster. Photo: Reuters/Carlos Barria
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