Part 1: Introduction

Why was this Internet Museum opened ?

Our university, Kyushu University is now planning to construct a university museum. The purpose of the University Museum is to send out what the past, the present and the future of the researches in Kyushu University are like, because we think that this is our own responsibility to our society.
In advance of the opening of the museum,we have begun pre-exhibitions since the last year. As part of them, we held the exhibition "Eruption of Unzen Volcano and its Background"(*) at the Prefecture Hall, ACROSS-FUKUOKA in June, this year. This was a trial to display a part of the achievements of Faculty of Science and Shimabara Earthquake and Volcano Observatory, Kyushu University. Fortunately it was very successful. Many people came to it and appreciated it very much. Listening to the suggestions given by these people, we here open this Internet Museum by putting the whole data of the exhibition on WWW pages. We hope you to enjoy this museum and to give us your suggestions and criticisms.

1 September 1998 Faculty of Science, Kyushu University

Address by The President of Kyushu University, Yoichi SUGIOKA
Introduction to Shimabara Earthquake and Volcano Observatory
(*) List of the members of the executive committee

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